POA Circulars

18 | 16.03.2016


On the 4th March 2016, Adrian Ismay a serving Prison Officer (POA Member) in Northern Ireland was seriously injured following a dissident republican bomb attack. Tragically on the 16th March 2016, Adrian died from a suspected heart attack.

The Police will now have to establish through medical reports and evidence whether Adrian’s death will be treated as murder.

Our colleagues in Northern Ireland have always faced the consequences of terrorism, but the long term effects on family and friends must never be underestimated.

Adrian leaves behind a wife and 3 children.

The NEC ask all members and branches to support Adrian’s family following this tragic event by organising fund raising events, collections or donations from local branch funds.

All monies can be paid into the following POA Account with Unity Trust Bank :-

POA Deposit Account Number 2
Account Number 20156947
Sort Code 60-83-01

Alternatively, any monies can be forwarded to the General Secretary’s Office, POA Headquarters, 245 Church Street, Edmonton, N9 9HW.

The General Secretary will also be writing to all TUC affiliate unions and seeking a donation for this worthwhile cause.

Yours sincerely

National Chairman


Yours sincerely


General Secretary