Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Constabulary Heroes 1826 to 2009

This fine and long overdue book by Sam Trotter records the long line of Irish police officers killed from 1826 to 2009 in the bottle-green uniformed RIC [ Royal Irish Constabulary ], a force most of whom were Southern Irish farmer's sons, including even most of those serving in Belfast in 1911, and those killed from 1922 in its successor, the RUC [ Royal Ulster Constabulary ] and recently known as the PSNI [ Police Service of Northern Ireland ]. Over 72,000 of over 85,000 who served in the RIC were born in Ireland, as were 12,500 who served in the navy-blue uniformed DMP [ Dublin Metropolitan Police ]. This book is available at only £25 plus £5 p&p, from Peter McCaughan, Impact Printing, Leyland Road, Ballycastle, BT54 6EZ County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Telephone 028 2076 2469

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