An Irishman Abroad

Mark Horgan On The Making Of “Where Is George Gibney?”

February 27, 2021

Mark Horgan joins Jarlath for an in depth discussion about the production and impact of his global hit podcast series, “Where Is George Gibney?”. We hear of Mark’s first awareness of the case and how eve the was confused as to whether Gibney was imprisoned for the initial sexual abuse charges against him. Jarlath digs into the exact judicial loophole that allowed Gibney to leave the country and evade. We get an inside look into Mark’s initial hesitancy to pursue the project out of concern for the victims, the overarching aim to tell their stories and his own views on how we sometimes try to explain away pure evil in others. 

The victims and their courage is a central focus of the discussion and Jarlath asks Mark about the significance of Gary O’Toole in the process. Later in the conversation we hear about the moment Mark confronted Gibney face to face and how Florida gun laws had him and Ciaran Cassidy on edge at all times. Now that Mark has returned to his old stomping ground with the Second Captains team and the dust has somewhat settled, there is time to reflect on what just happened. What does a new Garda investigation into Gibney mean? What will Mark do next and would ever consider leaving the team and doing it by himself?

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