‘The Chief Justice, Her Brother, And How George Gibney Got Away’

Published May 2nd, 2016, Uncategorized

Complete headline links to our George Gibney series: http://concussioninc.net/?p=10942



by Irvin Muchnick


As noted last week, Muchnick v. Department of Homeland Security — the Concussion Inc. Freedom of Information Act federal lawsuit for more daylight on the American immigration records of rapist former Irish Olympic swim coach George Gibney — could be in the end game.

Last week the Irish site Broadsheet.ie published a tremendous background article headlined “The Chief Justice, Her Brother, and How George Gibney Got Away.” See http://www.broadsheet.ie/2016/04/29/the-chief-justice-her-brother-and-how-george-gibney-got-away/.

Broadsheet followed this with a long and comprehensive Gibney timeline under the headline “Unreasonable Delay” — http://www.broadsheet.ie/2016/04/29/unreasonable-delay/.

The preamble: “The swimming scandal. That won’t go away…. Grab a large tay. Caution: may contain traces of Opus Dei.”

We crib from the most recent entries:


July 17, 2015: It’s reported that, following his FOI request to the US authorities for its immigration file on Gibney, journalist Irvin Muchnick has received just four pages of Gibney’s 102-page file. Muchnick sues the Department of Homeland Security in a bid to find out how and why Gibney was able to get a visa, then a green card, to live in the US.

August 2, 2015: It’s reported Independent TD Maureen O’Sullivan has written to more than 100 American female politicians appealing for them to support Irvin Muchnick’s challenge against the Department of Homeland Security for withholding 98 pages of Gibney’s 102-page immigration file.

In her letter, Ms O’Sullivan wrote: “Can you support the calls for transparency from the federal executive agencies in telling precisely how George Gibney got into the United States in 1995 and how he has remained there since? There are suggestions of intervention on his behalf by USA Swimming, or the American Swimming Coaches Association or both. I trust we can work together to get to the truth in order to bring about justice and some closure for abuse victims, in the hope they can finally move forward in their lives.”


April 17, 2016: Justine McCarthy reports that the Gardai gave a certificate of character to George Gibney to support his application for an American visa. It’s date stamped January 20, 1992.