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If you are looking for Irish Mobs from GTA Chinatown Wars, see Irish American Killers
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McReary crime family
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Games: Grand Theft Auto IV
The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony
Locations: Steinway, Dukes
Meadows Park, Dukes
East Island City, Dukes
Leader: Gerry McReary (formerly)
Packie McReary (formerly)
Type: Irish-American crime family
Enemies: Ancelotti Family
Albanians
Affiliations: Pegorino Family (formerly)
Elizabeta Torres
Niko Bellic
Colors: Green/Black
Vehicles: Oracle
Schafter
Comet
Vincent
Willard
Contender
Weapons: Pistol
Shotgun
SMG
AK-47
Businesses: Extortion, Armed robbery, Kidnapping, Gambling, Alcohol, Drug Trafficking, Bomb-making, Money laundering.
Fronts: Steinway Beer Garden and Lucky Winkles
Members: Gerry McReary
Packie McReary
Derrick McReary (deceased)
Michael Keane (deceased)
Gordon Sargent

The McReary crime family is a family of Irish-American Mafia based throughout Liberty City in the HD Universe, headed by the McReary brothers. They operate in Dukes and formerly the West Side in Purgatory, Algonquin.

History

Background

The McReary's used to be a powerful force in Liberty City, but its influence has diminished greatly as of late. The gang control Purgatory in Algonquin, as well as most of Broker, but the expansion of the Italian Mafia and Russian Bratva encroached on their empire. Also, most of the gang members have a tendency to spend their money on drugs, alcohol, and women rather than saving it and using it to expand the family's interests. As a result, the gang consists of mostly hired guns.

Events of GTA IV

Gerry has been in and out of prison over the years, significantly damaging any stability the gang hoped to maintain. With Gerry back in prison, the leadership has fallen mostly on Patrick 'Packie' McReary, the youngest of the family. Under Packie's control, the gang has been reduced to hired mercenaries for the Pegorino Family, working for the incompetent Ray Boccino, or dealing drugs for Elizabeta Torres. Other members include a former Provisional IRA member named Derrick McReary, the eldest brother, who has been crippled by heroin addiction. He was in charge of the gang but quickly relinquished control to Gerry, and has since alienated former members Bucky Sligo and Aiden O'Malley by allegedly giving them up to the Liberty City Police Department. Other members include Michael Keane and Gordon Sargent. The gang is also discredited by the fact that one of the McReary brothers, Francis, is ambitiously pursuing the job of Commissioner of Police. Such a connection is greatly damaging to the reputation of both parties.

Niko Bellic also works as a hired gun for the Irish. He was introduced to Packie through a mutual friend, drug kingpin Elizabeta Torres. In GTA IV, the McRearys drive modified Übermacht Oracles and green Contenders.

Members

Associates

Mission Appearances

GTA IV

The Ballad Of Gay Tony

Gallery

Trivia

  • The McReary Family own the two Irish pubs in Liberty City; Steinway Beer Garden and Lucky Winkles.
  • Some of its members are used in One for All, Cops n Crooks.
  • The gang's favorite radio stations are Liberty Rock Radio 97.8 and Liberty City Hardcore.
  • The McReary's are mostly likely partly based on The Westies, which were an Irish American criminal organization. Just like the McReary's, the Westies operated in Hells Kitchen, which Purgatory is based on. The Westies too, eventually lost influence in Hells Kitchen due to gentrification, just as the McReary's did. The major members of the Westies were also jailed or killed, similar to the McReary's.
  • If Niko is attacked by a pedestrian, one of the McReary's may come and assist Niko and will fight the pedestrian. However, they usually will just beat the pedestrian until they decide to run away and not usually kill them. This is also the case with the Jamaican Mafia. On occasion, they may pull out a Baseball Bat to attack the enemy. The McReary clan will only aid the player after the mission Harboring a Grudge. Before it, when Niko fires a gun at Steinway, Irish mobsters may go after him with a pistol or pump shotgun.
  • In GTA IV multiplayer, one of the male characters uses the same dialogue as an Irish Mob member.
  • Packie McReary left Liberty City some time between 2008-2013 and Gerald McReary is presumed to be in prison so it is possible that the group has disbanded, or someone else took it over, most likely Gordon Sargent. The gang may also have become the Irish-American Killers from GTA Chinatown Wars.

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