Derrick McReary (Irish: Darragh Mac Ruairi) is a 52-year old member of McReary Family and the oldest sibling.
Derrick was born to Maureen McReary and Mr. McReary in Dukes. Born in 1956, he is the oldest one of their children, followed by Francis, Gerry, Packie and Kate. He was arrested at three different protests in the early 1970s, all before he was 18. In 1978, he and Bucky Sligo were both arrested for armed robbery. He was arrested in 1980 for cocaine possession and according to the LCPD, his heroin addiction was picked up in prison. In 1985, the last of his American criminal record was him getting caught carrying explosives.
Derrick left for Ireland in the late 1980s when he was depressed, according to Packie in Three Leaf Clover. Francis allegedly threw him a farewell dinner in Chinatown. Derrick, Bucky and Aiden O'Malley (all Irish men from Liberty City) all fought in the Provisional IRA against the British during The Troubles, once fighting in heavily armed combat in Belfast, Northern Ireland (so says Derrick during Three Leaf Clover). Their combat ended by 1995, when the trio was arrested in the US for a string of extremely violent robberies (they robbed the mafia, according to Francis) and Derrick snitched on them. Aiden was sentenced to twenty years in prison, Bucky won his trial, and Derrick stayed in Ireland for years after, until returning to Dukes in 2008.
He seems to be the most compassionate of all the McReary children, as is shown with the way he tries to calm down and negotiate with the bank staff and customers during the heist. Derrick wanted the money from the bank heist to be sent back to Ireland in order to help the "cause" (was most likely going to be given to the Real IRA to purchase weaponry), however Packie refused to let him do so, saying that the cause was over. When his brother, Francis, discovers that Derrick has returned to Liberty City, he worries that he will reveal Francis' corruption to the press for money. He talks with Derrick in a park, as part of an attempt to use Niko to kill him, thinking that he must go outside the law to take down his brother. Niko has a choice of who to kill. The player does not receive anything from Derrick for killing Francis.
LCPD database record
First Name: Derrick
Place of Birth: Dukes, Liberty City
- 1970 - Disorderly Conduct (Age 14)
- 1971 - Civil Disobedience (Age 15)
- 1974 - Resisting Arrest (Age 18)
- 1978 - Armed Robbery (Age 22)
- 1980 - Possession Controlled Substance: Cocaine (Age 24)
- 1985 - Criminal Possession Weapon: Explosives (Age 29)
- Police informant.
- Confidential testimony from him led to several high-profile convictions.
- Originally arrested after several public protests and demonstrations turned bad in the early 70s.
- Became involved in more violent protest and believed to have developed a heroin addiction while in prison.
- Recent reports indicate that he was arrested in Ireland. May be returning to the US.
- Despite his soft spot for civilians, which was shown in the bank robbery of the Bank of Liberty, he is extremely dangerous and trigger-happy.
- Derrick's portraits are hung on the wall inside the Steinway Beer Garden and Lucky Winkles bar.
- Derrick drives a Willard.
- Derrick's favorite radio station is The Journey.
- If he was killed in the mission "Blood Brothers", his tombstone at the Steinway like his brother, but with a small gravestone saying; "Here lies Derrick McReary, Brave, Honest, Shot Dead".
- GTA IV
- Three Leaf Clover
- Smackdown (Boss)
- Babysitting (Boss)
- Tunnel of Death (Boss)
- Blood Brothers (Can be Killed)
- Undertaker (If he isn't killed in Blood Brothers)
- The Ballad of Gay Tony