Sligo links to priest's killing recalled in accused death
Mr Flynn was buried after his funeral Mass near Glasson, Co Westmeath.
His acquittal of the killing of Fr Molloy sparked a controversy that has lasted three decades after the priest's death.
Fr Molloy's body was found in the home of Richard and Theresa Flynn at Kilcoursey House in Clara, Co Offaly, on July 8, 1985.
A lengthy investigation saw a Garda file sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and Mr Flynn was charged with manslaughter and assault.
But at his trial, the late Judge Frank Roe directed the jury to find Mr Flynn not guilt on both counts.
Investigative journalist Gemma O'Doherty rekindled interest in the case with several probes.
Judge Roe's earlier decision had fuelled the nationwide interest.
Rumours flourished over the decades but nothing concrete emerged.
The Garda ''cold case unit'' carried out a review of the evidence.
The government also appointed senior counsel, Dominic McGinn, to take a fresh look at the review.
He concluded that, given the passage of time, the death of so many pertinent witnesses and the reluctance of others to give evidence, it was unlikely that any further inquiry would have a reasonable prospect of establishing the truth.