by Irvin Muchnick
Today, on the floor of the Dáil Éireann (Ireland’s Parliament), the deputy prime minister acknowledged the emergence of new information from the settlement of this reporter’s Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security for George Gibney’s United States immigration records, and said the Irish government would act on it accordingly.
In an exchange with Teachta Dála (legislative member) Maureen O’Sullivan regarding steps for justice in the case of the rapist former Irish Olympic swimming head coach who has been living in the U.S. since 1994, Tánaiste (deputy prime minister) Simon Coveney said he had “read an article in yesterday’s edition of The Times on the case, which suggests that new evidence may come into the public domain in coming days. We will note that with interest and act on it if we can.”
In addition to being the deputy to Ireland’s taoiseach (prime minister), Leo Varadkar, Coveney is minister of foreign affairs — a portfolio that would include communicating with the American government on requests for further information or action.
Later today Concussion Inc. will publish the full transcript of today’s O’Sullivan-Coveney exchange at the Dáil.