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John Gilligan wanted it all, but cruel death of Veronica Guerin changed the course of history

Paul Williams


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Veronica Guerin

Veronica Guerin

John Gilligan

John Gilligan

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Veronica Guerin

When John Gilligan was released from prison in September 1993, having served three years for receiving stolen goods, he embarked on a career change that would have major implications for the future of organised crime in Ireland.

The 41-year-old Ballyfermot gangster’s grand plan was to swap robbery for the much more lucrative drug trade.


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