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BBC Sounds; former Irish swimming coach George Gibney; tweet from Second Captains

Yesterday.

It was announced that BBC Sounds will soon be hosting a new podcast series called Where Is George Gibney? by Second Captains producer Mark Horgan.

Gibney was charged with 27 counts of indecency against young swimmers and of carnal knowledge of girls under the age of 15 in Ireland in April, 1993.

However, he moved to the United States in 1995, the year after an unusual and controversial decision by the Supreme Court led to the quashing of these charges.

He was also granted a visa during a visit to the United States in 1992 – seemingly aided by a Garda character reference – a year after people who had been abused by him started to speak up and organise themselves.

Justice Roderick Murphy’s later Government-commissioned report into sex abuse and Irish swimming in 1998 concluded that Gibney’s accusers “were vindicated” by the accumulation of Garda evidence.

BBC Sounds launches 20 new podcasts and music programmes (BBC)

Previously: The Chief Justice, Her Brother And How George Gibney Got Away

Bringing Gibney To Book

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