INSIDE THE HOUSE OF HORRORSTHIS is the vile Dalkey House of Horrors couple who pimped out their children to a paedophile network allegedly headed by a prominent businessman.
Peter Snr and Josephine Murphy dance together under a crucifix in the living room of their home where a newborn baby was brutally stabbed to death with a knitting needle and where decades of rape and abuse destroyed two generations of children.
Town hall clerk Peter embraces his wife in a rare moment of drunken affection - usually saved for the kids he ruthlessly raped nightly in his filthy bedroom.
Arrogant Josephine, accused of stabbing the infant born to her then 11-year-old daughter Cynthia to death with a knitting needle, gives two fingers to the camera in this the first ever picture published of her.
Today we unmask Ireland's most evil parents for the first time amid disturbing allegations of a cover up in the Garda investigation into what went on at 4 Whyte's Villas in Dalkey, Dublin. Incredibly, both Peter Snr and Josephine went to their graves without ever having to answer for their horrific litany of crimes.
What is even harder to believe is the fact that their two brutal sons, also pictured for the first time today, are still living as free men despite a raft of allegations about how they too raped and beat their siblings at will.
This week, Garda Commissioner Fachtna Murphy refused a request to have the investigation probed by the Cold Case Unit despite strong suggestions of a cover-up detailed today in the Sunday World.
We can reveal how a string of complaints have been made about a senior officer involved in the probe who is connected to the case despite the fact that authorities have been alerted that he was a one time friend of Peter Murphy Snr and socialises with a number of the men accused of ritual abuse of a child - seriously compromising his involvement in the investigation.
We can also reveal how official Garda reports in the case may have been forged, vital evidence has gone missing without trace and how officers took eight years to interview a key witness about the night of the murder and then failed to get him to sign his statement, rendering it useless.
A retired Sergeant, Edward Russell, who was involved in the original investigation, has also claimed that he did not make a key statement about the discovery of the body attributed to him in official files.
The statement made on the day the baby was found - April 4, 1973 - gives a detailed account of how he allegedly removed the body to the mortuary and identified it for the subsequent postmortem.
The baby was buried within days of the discovery and the initial murder probe wound up within six weeks with no mother identified.
It was shelved until 1995 when Cynthia Owen came forward and claimed to be the mother of the child. She was able to show officers where the body was discovered and gave them detailed descriptions of what was in the plastic bag the child had been dumped in.
Since then she has given a series of statements to officers detailing the horrific abuse she alleges she suffered at the hands of her father Peter Snr and brothers Peter Jnr and John Joe.
She claimed she had her father's baby aged just 11 and witnessed her mother stabbing the infant with knitting needles before she went with her to dump the body.
In further statements she has alleged that her parents sold her to a paedophile ring that operated in Dalkey who ritually abused her , five of whom are still alive today.
In 2007 an inquest ruled that the murdered baby that died as a result of stab wounds was Noeleen Murphy - the daughter of Cynthia.
Her father, a "penniless" alcoholic, immediately launched an expensive High Court challenge to the decision. It reached court this week with Cynthia's sisters Catherine Stevenson and Esther Roberts taking up the mantle for their dead dad.
Incredibly, both sisters have given statements to Gardai saying they knew about incidents of sexual abuse in the house perpetrated
by their father and brothers. Catherine has said she herself was abused by John Joe. The case was struck out this week when the coroner acknowledged in a statement that the inquest verdict did not implicate Catherine in any wrongdoing.
The Garda file on the Dalkey House of Horrors contains a dossier of claims. Of the six female children raised in the Murphy house, five have said they were either abused or knew about the abuse.
One, a niece, Theresa, who was reared by her grandparents committed suicide in 2005 but left a 32-page note detailing how she was raped along with her brother Micheal, who was found dead more than two years after he disappeared. Another brother Martin also committed suicide in the family home after telling relatives he couldn't cope with the abuse.
StabbedIn a statement issued last night Cynthia said: "I was abused and raped over approximately 6 years by family members and a group of others including members of the Gardai and whose identity is known to the Authorities.
"Nobody has ever been brought to justice despite everybody of a certain age in Dalkey openly stating off the record that they know what went on."
Cynthia recently released her full story in a book Living With Evil which was exclusively serialised in the Sunday World.
In it, the 48-year-old painted a disturbing picture of life in the Dalkey House of Horrors and detailed how she was forced to share a bed with her father from the age of seven and was raped nightly by him.
She tells how she became pregnant when she was just 11 and gave birth in the family home. She claims she then watched in horror as her mother Josephine stabbed the newborn girl to death with a knitting needle and even tried to stuff the child into an oven in an
effort to kill her.
She has also said that she had a second child when she was 14 which was stillborn and buried in the back garden and that she was also sold for drink and cigarettes to a network of paedophiles by her evil parents.
Peter Murphy Snr died over a year ago denying all claims that he raped Cynthia. Her mother died before him, also refuting the claims.