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Veronica Guerin murder: ‘It was one of the most intense and thorough garda investigations ever undertaken’

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Jody Corcoran and Aengus Fanning in 2001

Jody Corcoran and Aengus Fanning in 2001

Jody Corcoran and Aengus Fanning in 2001

An Garda Síochána was still reeling from the murder of Detective Garda Jerry McCabe when Veronica Guerin was shot dead three weeks later by John Gilligan’s gang — a crime group who arrogantly considered themselves “untouchable”.

They were wrong,” according to a lead investigator in the Guerin murder probe, who spoke on condition of anonymity this weekend, out of respect for the late journalist’s husband Graham Turley, and their son, Cathal.

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

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