by Irvin Muchnick
The Irish Times reported today that a member of Parliament wants the government to seek the extradition of a swim coach – obviously George Gibney – from the U.S. on criminal charges.
I do not have a web link for the news article. Here are the opening paragraphs:
“A call has been made for the Government to seek the extradition of a ‘notorious’ swimming coach accused of multiple cases of sex abuse who was granted a visa to live in the United States.
Independent TD Maureen O’Sullivan appealed to Taoiseach Enda Kenny to ‘have a conversation with the Minister for Justice, with a view to reopening the case, with a view to extraditing and extradite this man back to Ireland.’
Ms O’Sullivan, who said she would not name the coach in the Dáil, warned of an urgency to deal with the case because an investigative journalist in the US was seeking information, with the assistance of prominent American politicians, on how this man was facilitated to get into America.
The Dublin Central TD said: ‘I think it would leave this country, this Government very vulnerable when this information comes to light.’”
There is more to the Irish Times story, about the internal politics of how Gibney got away in the 1990s, and we’ll discuss that as soon as I digest and understand it.
We are asking for comment on today’s development from Senator Dianne Feinstein and Congresswoman Jackie Speier.
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