Fr Niall Molloy's nephew tells Miriam O'Callaghan of the family's search for answers
Ahead of the second part of the documentary 'The Killing of Fr Niall Molloy' to be shown on RTE 1 on Monday, Miriam O'Callaghan talks to the priest's nephew Bill Maher.
On Sunday with Miriam at 10am on RTÉ Radio 1 on Sunday morning, Bill tells Miriam of his family’s continued search for answers.
Fr Niall Molloy was found dead in the bedroom of his close friends of over three decades, Richard and Teresa Flynn from Kilcoursey, Clara, on September 7, 1985, the day after the Flynn family had celebrated a high-society wedding in a marquee on the grounds of Kilcoursey House. The priest and Teresa Flynn shared a love of horses and had a successful business partnership buying and selling showjumpers, as well as investing in land and property.
While the priest did not celebrate the wedding, he returned to the house the following day for a lunch hosted by the Flynns, and sometime later than evening a row took place in the master bedroom of the house during which Fr Niall Molloy met his death.
Fr Molloy was from parish priest in Castlecoote at the time of his death.
The hard-hitting documentary, the second episode of which will be aired on RTE 1 on Monday, September 13, looks at all aspects of the death of the priest and the controversial court case in which Richard Flynn was acquitted of the manslaughter of Fr Niall Molloy in June 1986 on the instructions of presiding Judge, Frank Roe, before the case was allowed to go to a jury for decision.
Since then the controversial events of that fateful night in Offaly have haunted the Molloy family, who have waged a tireless campaign to uncover the truth of what transpired in the Flynn home in Clara 35 years ago.