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Veronica Guerin: 1958 - 1996 PA/PA Archive/Press Association Images
Veronica Guerin

Veronica Guerin remembered 15 years on

The crime journalist was murdered in her car 15 years ago today but her work remains relevant to this day.

TODAY MARKS THE 15th anniversary of the death of journalist Veronica Guerin in a murder which shocked and appalled Ireland.

Many in this country will recall where they were on the day the crime reporter was murdered by a brutal criminal gang. She was shot several times whilst sitting in traffic in her car on the Naas Road on the afternoon of 26 June 1996.

Guerin had spent the two years prior to her death writing about Ireland’s violent and criminal underworld, using street names or fake names for underworld figures in order to avoid libel laws, exposing the brutality of gangland culture and violence in this country.

The importance of her work and the significance of her death is perhaps best summed up by this CBS News 60 Minutes report from 1997:

Guerin’s newspaper, the Sunday Independent pays tribute to her in its editorial today, as have many on Twitter:

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