ST journalist believes Gallagher is “sincere” in his regret

A journalist who interviewed double killer John Gallagher says he believes Gallagher sincerely regrets the killing of his former girlfriend Anne Gillespie and her mother Annie in the grounds of Sligo General Hospital in 1981. He was found guilty but insane at the time.

John Mooney conducted the lengthy interview on Saturday, the day after Gallagher was released from the Central Mental Hospital on certain conditions. He had absconded from the hospital 12 years ago, living in England for a time, and more recently, in Strabane.

He handed himself back in to the hospital in May, and was released following assessment last Friday.

John Mooney has been speaking to Greg Hughes on the Shaun Doherty Show....