Photograph of Fr Niall at a wedding in his Parish on Saturday 6th July 1985. He was attacked and beaten within 36 hours of this photograph being taken. He was left to die for a number of hours before Gardai were called to the scene despite the fact that there were medical people present when the attack happened.
The Surgeon on duty when Theresa Flynn was admitted to hospital said he would answer questions on her alleged injuries if he was called as a witness to Trial.
He was not called as witness to either the Trial or Inquest.
Theresa Flynn was taken away from the Murder scene and admitted to Tullamore hospital before Gardai were called. Her Solicitor ( Who also acted for Niall ) instructed the hospital to say nothing about her condition
Dear Mr Molloy,
i feel I must write to you. I happened to be at the wedding in Co. Offaly as a waiter on the day tout brother died. There was a row early in the evening where Fr Niall and Mr Flynn were fighting downstairs. Mrs Flynn got between them to stop them. As Fr Niall was bleeding she took him upstairs to clean him up and Mr Flynn followed.While Mrs flynn was trying to clean him up the row started again. Mrs Flynn kicked and boxed Fr Niall in the room at about 9pm. Every one seemed to go away. Mr Flynn was drunk there was some heated row with both Mr Mrs Flynn at that time the casual staff were paid and told to go. Some bottles were broken in the first fight. Mrs Flynns daughter cleaned the mess up. Fr Niall was alive at 9:30 but was bleeding a lot. Don’t forget that the Judge in charge is a friend of Mrs, Mr Flynn and he has horses in trying with Liam XXXXX at the Curragh. wish I could help further but that is all know.Father was a nice man i only met him at the wedding.
He was murdered in cold blood
I can’t give my name as I depend on big functions for living
Dr Daniel O’Sullivan GP from Kilbeggan was a close friend of Richard and Theresa Flynn and Niall.
He was second Person ( allegedly ) to arrive at scene of Niall’s Murder Shortly after 2:00 am on 8th/July/ 1985.
At 4:00 am
It was recorded :-
Story from GP
“Beaten up by husband at home earlier this a.m. Husband involved in murder of Priest at same time
Bizarre story ratified by checking again with GP”
Theresa Flynnn said ( Statement ) she had taken a sleeping tablet. Dr O’Sullivan said he gave her Valium at scene of murder. …………. Analysis of a blood sample taken from her that night recorded – No Barbiturates, Benzodiazephines, Salicylates, in analysis