Monday 11 December 2017

Veronica Guerin lives on in our memories

ELAINE BYRNE

All Veronica Guerin wanted to do was live her life, do her work, tell the stories she needed to tell. It is now sixteen years since her life was taken by murderous criminals. But time has not diminished her legacy and a new generation of journalists find her a subject of respect, awe and trust. Here four Sunday Independent writers context her in their lives both personally and professionally. 'The best thing a human being can become is the person they were meant to be,' writes Eilis O'Hanlon. That Veronica Guerin accomplished it in her 37 years is indisputable. She is an inspiration

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The squat pen rests; as snug as a gun.

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