Fr Niall O'Brien Returns Home

It is now 30 years since Columban Missionary Fr Niall O'Brien returned home from the Philippines having been falsely imprisoned along with eight others for the murders of Mayor Pablo Sola of Kabankalan and four of his companions.

He is greeted at Dublin airport by TD Jim O'Keeffe, Bishop Eamon Casey and Cardinal O'Fiaich, along with hundreds of others who have come to welcome him home. He also receives warm receptions at Sean McDermott Street and at the Mansion House in Dublin.

A RTÉ News report by Charlie Bird from 14 July 1984.

Fr. Niall O'Brien and his mother (1984)
Fr. Niall O'Brien and his mother (1984)