Local TD Denis Naughten has been informed by Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald in the Dáil today that she is now in possession of the report on the review of the files pertaining to the death of Fr. Niall Molloy.
Denis Naughten has again raised the issue in the Dáil, where he has on many occasions called on the Justice Minister to establish an independent inquiry into the priest’s violent death, a request that the family of Fr. Molloy have sought over a long number of years.
Responding, Minister Fitzgerald stated that the report “is being considered in consultation with the Office of the Attorney General”.
QUESTION NO: 106
DÁIL QUESTION addressed to the Minister for Justice and Equality (Ms. Fitzgerald)
by Deputy Denis Naughten
for ORAL on Tuesday, 18th November, 2014.
To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality when she expects to receive the review of the file on the death of Fr. Niall Molloy in Clara, County Offaly, in July 1985; and if she will make a statement on the matter.
As the Deputy will be aware, Mr. Dominic McGinn, Senior Counsel, was appointed to carry out an independent examination of the report of the Serious Crime Review Team relating to the Garda investigation into the death of Fr. Niall Molloy. My Department has recently received a report from Mr. McGinn and this is being considered in consultation with the Office of the Attorney General.