Veronica Guerin -- 15 years on
Published 26/06/2011 | 05:00
ON this date 15 years ago, crusading crime journalist Veronica Guerin was murdered in Dublin by a ruthless crime gang.
Those of us who remember that terrible day can still recall the precise moment we were told she had been shot, sitting in her car on the Naas Road, waiting for the traffic lights to change.
Veronica was a crusading figure who almost single-handedly shone a light into that dark underworld where criminals did their lucrative business, trading in drugs, cigarettes and death.