Veronica Guerin: The Life and Death of a Crime Reporter

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Vintage, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 190 pages
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At 1pm on 26 June 1996 the Sunday Independent's crime reporter Veronica Guerin was shot dead by a motorcycle pillion passenger as she waited at traffic lights on the outskirts of Dublin - the victim of her own crusading expos s of leading criminals. Her death profoundly shocked the country. Both the President and the Taoiseach attended her funeral; tributes were paid to her in parliament, and hundreds of bouquets of flowers were placed in her memory by members of the public. Within a month new anti-crime measures had been introduced and two of the leading murder suspects had fled the country. While Guerin was hailed as a heroine, the finest journalist of her generation, the Sunday Independent was busy denying any culpability in her death, and its officials vigorously refuted accusations that the paper's cult of personality and cynical controversialism put its writers in danger. Emily O'Reilly's book exposes the frightening moral bankruptcy of the media and the devastating consequences of this - for the individual and for society.

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User Review  - Colleen - Goodreads

I loved this book. Veronica is a tough Irish reporter who seemed fearless at times. Excellent insight into Irish Crime in Dulin. Read full review

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Really fascinating book that caused some controversy. An interesting perspective and well research opinion on true life events. Read full review

Contents

Who Was Veronica? ii
11
Fatal Attraction The Origins
26
An Aura of Mystery
39
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

Emily O'Reilley worked as a political columnist at the Sunday Times and as the Political Editor of the Sunday Business Post. A former Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, she has been Journalist of the year and Woman Journalist of the Year. In 2003 she was appointed as Ireland's first women Ombudsman and Freedom of Information Commissioner. She is the author of two books; Candidate: The Truth Behind the Presidential Campaign (1991), and Masterminds of the right (1992)

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