We must always protect those with the courage to stand up to criminals
Published 24/06/2016 | 02:30
Veronica Guerin changed Ireland. Before those shots rang out in Newlands Cross on a summer day in 1996, we knew we had gangs trading in drugs and destroying lives. But quite honestly, nobody was clear on how ruthless they would be when they felt under threat of being exposed.
I suspect Veronica saw more than most how dangerous they had become. But she persisted in searching for the truth.
She told it. She died in service to the truth and in service to freedom of speech and belief.