by Irvin Muchnick
The Irish legislator who drove the justice minister’s decision to revisit the question of prosecuting former national team coach George Gibney on sexual abuse charges also has reached out to her American counterparts to assist Concussion Inc.’s Freedom of Information Act request for the U.S. immigration records validating his residency in this country since 1994.
Maureen O’Sullivan is a teachta dála (TD) – a member of the Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Oireachtas (Parliament). O’Sullivan last week told Concussion Inc. that she contacted both Senator Dianne Feinstein and Congresswoman Jackie Speier. In her emails, O’Sullivan noted, “I have been speaking with our Taoiseach (Prime Minister), Minister for Justice and the Asst Garda Commissioner, a number of those abused and their supporters.”
O’Sullivan told Feinstein and Speier that she hoped our FOIA “will produce a result — how did this man get visa, green card etc for the States, not to mention how he got escaped free from Ireland.”
Feinstein’s and Speier’s offices did not respond to Concussion Inc.’s requests for comment on this story.
According to the website at the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, our request is No. 117 on the queue. The website says responses to requests in our category, the “complex track,” currently average 47 business days. The request went into the system on February 10, approximately 24 business days ago.
CONCUSSION INC.’S SERIES SO FAR: