“An Irish politician is hopeful that President Trump’s immigration crackdown will have one benefit for Ireland: removing a former Irish swim coach from the country and returning him to Ireland to further answer to charges he raped children.
George Gibney was charged on 27 counts of indecent assault and unlawful carnal knowledge of young swimmers in Ireland in 1993 but all charges were dropped in 1994 when it was decided that the swim coach could not adequately defend himself as some of the complaints dated back to the 1970s. By this time, Gibney had already relocated to Florida where he is still believed to live, having being granted a visa to stay and successfully having applied for a US green card.
‘The next thing to do is to write to American politicians who have shown an interest and see if something can be done from the American side,” said Independent Dublin West TD Maureen O’Sullivan said.'”