To: All Members of the GSRMA

As featured in the Book Review in the Autumn edition of Síocháin and to while away the lockdown hours and to reminisce on policing in the 60’s to the noughties. You will enjoy it.


A Question of Honour – Politics and PolicingThe Inside Story, by Central Committee Member, John O’Brien now available in paper back and eBook.

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“Former Detective Chief Superintendent John O’Brien has not merely given us simply another police memoir. He has also provided a unique insider’s view of the complex relationship between policing and politics in times of challenge.  Then, as a valuable bonus, he has set down an important narrative of the security mission, from a southern perspective, along the Irish border during the Troubles” Conor Brady.

 “This book is a major contribution to Capturing Our Living History”

Frank Fitzpatrick.

 “The author has a broad range of policing expertise in many areas operationally and in management. This book will be of interest to the wider community as it gives an accurate insight into the whole concept of policing in Ireland”

Michael Fitzgerald.

Enquiries to John O’Brien via or to

 Mick Lernihan

General Secretary