Derrick McReary

Derrick McReary
Appearances GTA IV
The Ballad of Gay Tony
Full Name Derrick McReary


Gender Gender::Male
Date of Birth 1956
Place of Birth Dukes, Liberty City
Date of Death 2009 (between 2008 and 2013)
Age at Death 53
Nationality American
Home Liberty City
Family Maureen McReary (mother)
Mr. McReary (father)
Gerald McReary (brother)
Patrick McReary (brother)
Francis McReary (brother)
Kate McReary (sister)
Main Affiliations Irish
Korean Mob
Niko Bellic
Bucky Sligo (formerly)
Aiden O'Malley (formerly)
Provisional IRA
Vehicles Willard
Voiced by George Feaster

When this is done I won't have to leech off my brothers no more. This

deal should mean I can take care of me self.

Derrick to Niko Bellic.

Derrick McReary (Irish: Darragh Mac Ruairi) is a character in the HD Universe appearing in Grand Theft Auto IV and The Ballad of Gay Tony. He is a 52-year old member of McReary Family and the oldest sibling of the five.


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.

In Grand Theft Auto V, set in 2013, Packie mentions that Derrick is dead if he is brought along on a heist. How or when Derrick died is not elaborated on, though it can be assumed that he was either shot by Niko, or he at one point died of an overdose due to his drug-addiction, in the five years between the two games.

Mission appearances

The Ballad of Gay Tony

Murders committed

LCPD database record

Surname: McReary

First Name: Derrick

Age: 52

Place of Birth: Dukes, Liberty City

Affiliations: N/A

Criminal Record:

  • 1970 - Disorderly Conduct
  • 1971 - Civil Disobedience
  • 1974 - Resisting Arrest
  • 1978 - Armed Robbery
  • 1980 - Possession Controlled Substance: Cocaine
  • 1985 - Criminal Possession Weapon: Explosives


  • 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.


  • Derrick's portraits are hung on the wall inside the Steinway Beer Garden and Lucky Winkles bar. This probably means that Derrick is in some way an idol or emotive symbol to the Irish Mob due to his past.
  • Derrick's favorite radio station is The Journey.
  • If he was killed in the mission "Blood Brothers", his tombstone at the Steinway graveyard like his brothers, but with the gravestone stating; "Here lies Derrick McReary, Brave, Honest, Shot Dead".
  • If Derrick did succumb to his addiction to heroin, he would be one of the few characters in the Grand Theft Auto series to die of an overdose. Much like Ashley Butler if she is not killed by Trevor Phillips.