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On My Honour



written by Brendan K Colvert.


Superintendent William Geary was unjustly dismissed by the Irish Executive Council on 25 June 1928, contrary to his legal rights under Police Rules, Statutory Law and the Irish Constitution; he was a resourceful officer and a thorn in the side of the armed anti-Treaty IRA who, as an alternative to assassination, deceived the Garda Commissioner into believing that he had taken a bribe for secret internal information.

He campaigned for 70 years to establish his innocence but the Irish government officials evaded responsibility by prevarication, conspiracy and deceit.  This David and Goliath struggle shows how one man of courage and conviction can triumph, because in 1999, the Minister for Justice John O'Donoghue gave Geary a full State pension and restored his good name.

Brendon Colvert is a retired Garda and a member of the International Police Association. He was editor of the International Police Association Journal for twenty years and lives in Co. Westmeath. When he heard the story of William Geary it intrigued him and led him to research this case till he finally secured the full texts of the documents that comprised Gearys indictment in 1928.

Above from Mercier Press Publications.


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  • Model: BI-800-126
  • Shipping Weight: 170gms
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This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 05 January, 2014.