I am asking everyone of you to PLEASE write, call, fax, email the following key people in the 6 counties and the 26 counties asking them to please use their good office and write a letter to the Northern Ireland Office asking them to issue Gerry McGeough an immediate pardon.
Since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, Gerry has lived a peaceful and productive life. He is an accomplished Irish speaker and a promoter of Ireland's unique culture and heritage. He put himself through university, graduating from Trinity College, Dublin with an Honors Degree in History in 2003. The following year he attained a Higher Diploma in Education from University College, Dublin and went on to teach history.
Gerry is the former editor of the Hibernian Magazine, for faith and country, President of the Tyrone County Board of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and a devoted husband and father of 4 children from the Brantry area of Tyrone.
In the past two years, Gerry has suffered two heart attacks due the stress of a four year long dragged out politically motivated trial ending with a 'guilty verdict' and a 20 year sentence on April 1, 2011.
Gerry was and still is a supporter of the peace process and this man should be given an immediate pardon and allowed to return to his family. SEND LETTERS, FAXES, EMAILS OR CALL - BUT PLEASE DO IT NOW!
Mary McAleese President of Ireland Aras an Uachtrain Phoenix Park Dublin 8, Ireland Tel # 353-1-617- 1000 Fax# 353-1-617-1001
An TaoiseachEnda KellyGovernment Buildings Merrion Street Dublin, Ireland Taoiseach's private office: email:mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Tel # 01-6194020 Fax# 01-6764048
Owen Paterson Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Office Stormont House Stormont EstateBelfast, NI BT43SHe mail:email@example.com Tel # 028-9052-0700 Mr. Richard Holland Northern Ireland & International Division Department of the Taoiseach Government Buildings Upper Merrion Street Dublin 2, Ireland email:firstname.lastname@example.org
I ask all members of the Ancient Order of Hibernian's to also contact:
Cardinal Sean Brady c/o Very Rev. John ConnollyAra CoeliCathedral RoadArmagh, NI BT617QY email:email@example.com Tel # 028-3752-2045 Fax # 028-3752-6182
Asking him to use his good office, as well, to contact the Northern Ireland Office to issue Gerry McGeough an immediate pardon.
Gerry was sentenced to 20 years. He will be eligible for release in 2 years on license or parole, however this can be arbitrarily revoked at any time with very little legal safeguard. This is the worst part of the type of sentencing he got... the fact they can pick him up at ANY time for ANY reason they see fit.
Gerry's sentencing hearing didn't take place today. He had chest pains this morning prior to court. The prison doctor referred him to an external hospital. His attorney is pressuring the prison for further details.