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.