Lawyer fees of €92,000 for Fr Molloy probe

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The Justice Minister has revealed that a senior counsel was paid more than €92,000 for carrying out a review of Roscommon priest Niall Molloy’s death.

The Castlecoote-based cleric was brutally killed in the Clara home of Richard and Theresa Flynn in July 1985, but no one was ever convicted of the crime.

Following continued claims that it was never thoroughly inspected, in February 2014 the government tasked Senior Counsel Dominic McGinn with reviewing the latest Garda investigation.

After his independent examination, Mr McGinn found in March 2015 that a further inquiry wouldn’t be warranted – a recommendation Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald accepted.

Responding to a parliamentary question from Dublin Bay North TD Tommy Broughan recently, the Minister revealed that the senior counsel was paid €92,250 for his task.

A Department of Justice spokesman said that the amount payable, made up of a fee of €75,000, with Vat at 23 per cent, was subject to sanction by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

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Family of Fr Niall Molloy to take case for “neglect of duty” against Gardai

TD criticises government decision not to begin another inquiry into death of Fr Niall Molloy

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TD criticises government decision not to begin another inquiry into death of Fr Niall Molloy

 

Fr Niall MolloyAn Independent TD has criticised the government decision not to begin another inquiry into death of Fr Niall Molloy.

Clare Daly was speaking was speaking during Leaders’ Questions yesterday about alleged garda corruption, and among the cases she mentioned was the death of the Castlecoote priest in Clara, Co Offaly in 1985.

Recently an independent examination of a garda review into the death of Fr Niall Molloy found that a further inquiry was not warranted.

Deputy Clare Daly says the Taoiseach needs to deal with this and other cases.

 

Roscommon Deputy appeals for information

Roscommon Deputy appeals for anyone with information on Fr Niall Molloy death to contact Gardai

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Fr Niall Molloy from frniallmolloy websiteRoscommon Deputy Denis Naughten is renewing his appeal for anyone with any information in relation to the death of Fr Niall Molloy 30 years ago to go to the Gardaí.

The Independent TD had already scheduled a question in the Dail this week asking about progress on the McGinn report of the review of the Serious Crime Review Team into the death.

The McGinn report was actually published this week and while raising some issues relating to still unanswered questions, did not recommend any further action that could be taken.

Deputy Denis Naughten says it’s obviously disappointing news for the family and he believes fresh information, or any new witness would be the best chance of the case ever being re-opened again.

 

Family of Fr Niall Molloy disappointed at Independent Examination finding

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The nephew of Fr Niall Molloy says he’s obviously disappointed, but not totally surprised, at the results of an independent examination of a garda review into the death of his uncle in Offaly 30 years ago.

The independent examination which is published this afternoon has found that a further inquiry is not warranted.

Father Niall Molloy was found dead in the Clara home of Richard and Therese Flynn in July 1985.

Richard Flynn was subsequently acquitted of manslaughter.

Following newspaper claims that the crime was not thoroughly investigated, the Garda’s Serious Crime Review Team reviewed the case, and a file was sent to the DPP, but the office directed no prosecutions.

Following continued concerns expressed by Mr Molloy’s family, the Government tasked Senior Counsel Dominic McGinn with reviewing the latest Garda investigation.

The Minister for Justice today published that report which recommends that a further inquiry is not warranted.

In a statement, Frances Fitzgerald said she acknowledges the tragic death of Father Niall Molloy, but said it is not always possible to find answers for families whose loved ones die in violent circumstances.

Speaking to Shannonside News this afternoon Bill Maher says the family will need time to properly read the lengthy report before they know what else they might be able to do to move matters on from here.

 

Family of Fr Niall Molloy disappointed at Independent Examination finding

Minister rejects Molloy case cover up

Minister rejects Molloy case cover up

Minister rejects Molloy case cover up

Retired priest asks Justice Minister for inquiry into Fr Niall Molloy case

Fr. Frank McGauran spoke on  Shannonside  News today 27/Jan/2014

Retired priest asks Justice Minister for inquiry into Fr Niall Molloy case