Mass to be held to mark 30th anniversary of Fr Niall Molloy’s death

Mass to be held to mark 30th anniversary of Fr Niall Molloy’s death

 

A Mass is being held this evening to mark the 30th anniversary of the death of Fr Niall Molloy.

The body of the Castlecoote priest was found at the home of his friends, the Flynn’s in Clara, Co Offaly, this day 30 years ago.

His family say gardaí failed to properly investigate the circumstances of their uncle’s death.

Fr Niall Molloy’s badly beaten body was found in an upstairs bedroom of the home of his friends, Theresa and Richard Flynn, at Kilcoursey House, Clara, Co Offaly, on the 8th of July 1985.

He was serving in the parish of Castlecoote, Co Roscommon at the time of his death.

Richard Flynn was charged with Fr Molloy’s manslaughter and assault, but was acquitted during a subsequent trial.

Fr Molloy’s family say gardaí failed to properly investigate the circumstances of their uncle’s death.

A special Mass will be held in Castlecoote at 8 o’clock tonight, and will be followed by prayers at the graveside.

The celebrant will be the late priest’s nephew, Fr Billy Molloy, who has travelled from his parish in the UK for the occasion.

 

Justice Minister to consider establishing commission of investigation in Fr Niall Molloy case

Justice Minister to consider establishing commission of investigation in Fr Niall Molloy case

http://www.shannonside.ie/news/family-of-fr-niall-molloy-disappointed-at-lack-of-engagement-by-new-justice-minister/

Family of Fr. Niall Molloy disappointed at lack of engagement by new Justice Minister

 

The family of the late Fr. Niall Molloy say they’re hugely frustrated that the new Minister for Justice simply won’t engage with them on the latest review being carried out by Senior Counsel.

Fr Molloy was found dead in the upstairs bedroom of the home of his friends Theresa and Richard Flynn in Clara in County Offally 29 years ago, in July of 1985.

A nephew of the late priest, Bill Maher says they’re not happy with the terms of reference of the review being currently carried out by Dominic McGinn.

It’s looking at the most recent Garda re-examination of the case but Mr. McGinn is not obliged to speak to the family as part of the terms of reference.

Mr. Maher says they’ve always wanted an Independent Inquiry into the original investigation and they’re very disappointed with the response by Minister Frances Fitzgerald and the current administration in general:

 

http://www.shannonside.ie/news/labour-senator-wants-reassurances-on-roscommon-hospital-before-decision-on-by-election/

Labour Senator wants reassurances on Roscommon hospital before decision on by-election

http://www.shannonside.ie/news/minister-approves-independent-review-of-molloy-death/

Independent review on Molloy death approved

Shannonside News Today

Shannonside News Today

28th anniversary of Fr Niall Molloy’s death

28th anniversary of Fr Niall Molloy’s death

Monday, July 8th, 2013 at 5:49 pm.

Fr Niall MolloyThe cousin of murdered Roscommon Priest Fr Niall Molloy says 28 years on, they’re still waiting for justice.

On this day in 1985, the 52 year old Fr Molloy, died after being beaten at Kilcoursey House – the home of his friends Richard and Teresa Flynn – near Clara in Offaly.

A review by the serious crime team into the death of Roscommon priest Father Niall Molloy has been sent to the Director of Public Prosecution.

Officers had investigated claims that the initial investigation was flawed, that vital evidence was contaminated and crucial witness were never interviewed.

An anniversary mass for the Castlecoote priest is taking place on Sunday at Fuerty Church – his former parish.

Speaking to Shannonside News, Bill Maher says it’s very frustrating that they’re still waiting for justice.

http://www.shannonside.ie/news/fr-molloy-review-case-file-sent-to-dpp/

Fr Molloy review case file sent to DPP