Fearless protector of Veronica's memory
Bernie Guerin, who died yesterday aged 84, while on holiday at her daughter's home in Co Kerry, was an indomitable spirit in her own right and the mother of murdered journalist Veronica Guerin.
Born in Killybegs, Co Donegal, she lived in Artane, Dublin, where she was married to Chris Guerin, an accountant who died in 1982. The couple have five children, of which Veronica was the fourth.
Bernie had what one journalist described as "a disconcertingly direct gaze" and she was just as forthright with her opinions.