Eve of "Verdict" Statement by Gerry McGeough

Today The Pensive Quill carries an eve of verdict statement by Gerry McGeough. It should have appeared earlier but was missed along with other pieces. As a result TPQ is now playing catch up.


A chairde, on the cusp of this so-called "verdict", I would like to take the opportunity of thanking all those who have stood loyally by us throughout the ordeal of these past four years.

In particular, I would like to mention Helen McClafferty, Martin Galvin, John
McDonagh, Sandy Boyer and Pam Sommers to name but a few of our many good friends in the United States. Among those who have stood fearlessly with us in Ireland are our friends and neighbours in the Justice for the McGeough Family Pressure Group. To all of you, and countless others, we owe a debt of gratitude.

By now, most people are aware of my position on this "legal" saga that we have endured ever since my arrest following the 2007 Assembly Elections here in the Six-Counties.

The whole thing is one massive charade, a total and utter contemptible sham. It has been a pathetic attempt by the British to intimidate and silence me; and it has failed miserably. I am not frightened by the British. I shall never be intimidated by them and even if they throw me in their jails others will speak but on my behalf. The voice of Irish Freedom and Independence will never be silenced. Our enemies have failed in their objective, regardless of the outcome
of their little "verdict".

The British have no right to "rule" in any part of Ireland. Their presence in my country is illegal and immoral and it is imperative that they leave our shores immediately and forever.

I urge people not to be despondent if things go against me. Rather, avail of the opportunity to expose the cruel and vindictive nature of the British State in Ireland by organising an International Campaign to highlight the injustice of his persecution. Tyranny must not be allowed the last word.

Finally, for now, I thank you all for your prayers and good wishes. Always keep in mind the fact that no Englishman has the right to pass judgement upon any Irish Patriot on Irish soil, and by the Grace of God our Nation, and we its people, will one day soon witness an end to this evil foreign dominance of our country. May God Bless you all and Long Live the Irish Nation and its people, both at home and amongst our Diaspora. Éirinn go Brách!


  1. You have my support. Thank you.

  2. Gerry was moved on to the Republican wing of Roe House in Maghaberry today.

  3. this is another blatant injustice that will go unnoticed and unspoken of by those who should no better.
    Have former friends and comrades really lost the ability to empathise with Gerry because he holds a different political viewpoint?

  4. Those who could have made a difference chose not to.

  5. Pat Doherty promised to help if Gerry agreed not to criticise PSF again. That says it all!

  6. Says it all really about those who claim to be the leaders of the republican cause these days,the only thing these people rebelled against is the cause to which so many gave their lives and freedom for.they are truely as british as Finchley,I hope that the line from the Patriot Game someday comes true,you know the one I mean.

  7. John,

    that is the vilest form of censorship. As you say it very much says it all