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Memorial mass to mark grim day when Guerin was killed and democracy attacked


Veronica Guerin in 2001

Veronica Guerin in 2001

Veronica Guerin in 2001

The family of crime journalist Veronica Guerin, who was murdered 25 years ago today, will remember her with a mass that will have to be private due to Covid restrictions.

The campaigning reporter (36) was shot six times as she sat in her car at traffic lights on the Naas Road on June 26, 1996.

Veronica’s brother Jimmy Guerin, an Independent councillor in Fingal, said today is a significant and important anniversary in which his sister will be remembered in a mass.

Following Veronica’s death, former Fianna Fáil leader Bertie Ahern said her murder was “an attack on democracy as a whole because it was an
attack on one of the pillars of democracy”.

On the 20th anniversary of her death, Veronica was remembered by the world’s media at a meeting of the World Editors Forum where the president of the World Association of Newspapers (WAN-IFRA) spoke of how Veronica’s cold-blooded murder left her colleagues around the globe in shock.

InFocus Podcast: Veronica Guerin – her legacy and how 25 years later her killers continue to avoid justice

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