Fr Molloy campaigners to visit European Commission ????????

 Article in today’s Sunday Times – 19th April 2015



Justine McCarthy in The Sunday Times

Justine McCarthy in The Sunday Times


Total surprise to the Molloy family. Who are the campaigners. ? Who are they representing ? Who has been in discussion with Sinn Fein MEP’s about our case ?

Why have we not been informed

Seemingly a delegation travelling to Brussels is to be facilitated by Lynn Boylan Sinn Fein MEP. No further details except that Gemma O’Doherty, former Travel Editor of the Irish Independent is part of the delegation.

OMG. Justice Minister meets Mairia Cahill but not Fr Molloy family

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald  meets with Miaria Cahill but will not meet with relatives of Fr Molloy. What is going on in this country ?

Mairia Cahill meets Justice Minister as pressure mounts on Sinn Fein over IRA abuse scandal

JUSTICE Minister Frances Fitzgerald tonight held a meeting with abuse victim Mairia Cahill as the government considers the need for a cross border inquiry into the IRA sex abuse scandal.

Sources told that the meeting, which took place in Leinster House, was organised at the request of Ms Cahill. The meeting between the minister and the Belfast woman was held as pressure mounted on Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams to come clean on his knowledge of sex abusers being moved from the North. Read more:  Sex abuse in North finally ‘recognised’, says Mairia  Mr Adams claimed this week that a list of alleged offenders was posted into his letter box in West Belfast and that these names have been passed on to the gardai. But tonight, a spokesperson for the Taoiseach turned the heat on the Louth insisting it is “untenable for a person in the senior republican movement to say he doesn’t know” the whereabouts of individuals moved by the IRA. It’s understood that Mr Adams yesterday met Sinn Fein’s designated child protection officer, Meath councillor Joe Reilly. Read more: Gerry Adams claims list of alleged sex abusers posted in letter box  Mr Reilly was the individual who handed over the list of names that was allegedly placed in Mr Adams’s letter box in West Belfast. Senior government sources tonight queried whether Mr Adams would volunteer CCTV footage to gardai recorded on the the cameras installed at his home in Norfolk Parade just off the Glen Road. Queries to the Sinn Fein press office about the matter went unanswered.

Fr Molloy. Dail debate yesterday

[Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn: Information on Pádraig MacLochlainn Zoom on Pádraig MacLochlainn] The Minister talks about public opinion. There is a significant public view that the Minister for Justice and Equality and her colleague, the Taoiseach, for reasons to do with political opportunism, embraced one particular case and ignored many families. Has the Minister or her predecessor, Deputy Alan Shatter, ever received correspondence from families alleging that their loved ones have been murdered or killed and that there was a cover-up or incompetence? If the Minister has received such correspondence, has she refused to meet the families in question?

Deputy Michael Creed: Information on Michael Creed Zoom on Michael Creed When one is in a hole, one should stop digging.

Deputy Frances Fitzgerald: Information on Frances Fitzgerald Zoom on Frances Fitzgerald In some of these cases, the families have concerns about serious crime. Any case involving allegations such as those the Deputy described has been referred to a review mechanism. I have made this very clear and the Deputy knows the facts. In such cases I have to take into account the fact that an independent panel has been established to investigate and review cases, examine correspondence and assess whether further action is needed. It is not appropriate for me, as Minister for Justice and Equality, to meet the families at the same time. I have made this clear to them and Members of the House who have corresponded with me about cases. As regards meeting people who believe they have been subject to injustices in the criminal justice system, there is a list of people whom I felt it was right to meet in the public interest. However, if there is another process in place, for example, in the case of Fr. Niall Molloy, it would be inappropriate for me to have parallel meetings at the same time. It would also be inappropriate for me to do so if court processes are under way, which is the case in a number of cases.

Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn: Information on Pádraig MacLochlainn Zoom on Pádraig MacLochlainn I find the Minister’s response incredible. She is Minister for Justice and Equality. In the neighbouring jurisdiction an investigation was carried out by the PSNI and, unfortunately, the case did not go to court. It is under independent review regarding the DPP’s role in it. As the Police Ombudsman of Northern Ireland is investigating the matters involved, there is an independent review mechanism, yet the Minister could not get in quickly enough to make a public statement where there was a political opportunity to cast a slur against my party. I will not read the requests from the many families who allege their loved ones, in the State for which the Minister is responsible, were murdered and that there were cover-ups in their cases and who want to meet the Minister but cannot do so. Where is the consistency in how the Minister makes decisions on families? How can she so clearly make a statement on one case in the North of Ireland but engage in no commentary on cases in the State for which she is responsible? The accusations levelled against her by the families and many others were of blatant political opportunism and inconsistency in her approach to victims alleging the commission of the most heinous crime of murder in the State.