Wednesday 20 September 2017

Call to make Molloy murder case 'a priority'

Fine Gael's chairman has called on the DPP to treat the Fr Niall Molloy murder case as an "immediate priority".

Charlie Flanagan TD issued the appeal after it emerged a garda file on the 1985 killing had been sent to the state prosecutor. Mr Flanagan said that answers were "long overdue in a case that strikes at the heart of the criminal justice system".

Fr Molloy (52) died from head injuries after a brutal beating in the Offaly mansion of his friends, Richard and Therese Flynn. The murder took place shortly after their daughter's wedding, which was attended by several high-profile politicians. Allegations of a cover-up, flawed investigation and political interference have surrounded the case ever since.

Irish Independent

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