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The Sunday Read: George Gibney case turns spotlight on double murderer Frank McCann - and his dealings with the teenagers he coached

Frank McCann has never been called to account for fathering a child with a vulnerable young swimmer, reports Maeve Sheehan

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McCann was found guilty of murder in 1996

McCann was found guilty of murder in 1996

McCann was found guilty of murder in 1996

Days after the fire, Marian Leonard opened the boot of Frank McCann's car and saw the chain of office held by the president of the Leinster branch of the Irish Amateur Swimming Association. The blaze had killed her sister, Esther (36), and 18-month-old Jessica, but McCann's chain of office had survived. The last time she had seen this chain was at Frank and Esther McCann's home in Butterfield Avenue, Rathfarnham, just hours before the house was engulfed in flames.

"It was in its box on the hall table," said Marian. "He took it with him, and the next time I saw it was in the boot of his car in Tramore."


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