Veronica Guerin

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Emily O'Reilley worked as a political columnist at the Sunday Times and as the Political Editor of the Sunday Business Post. A former Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, she has been Journalist of the year and Woman Journalist of the Year. In 2003 she was appointed as Ireland's first women Ombudsman and Freedom of Information Commissioner. She is the author of two books; Candidate: The Truth Behind the Presidential Campaign (1991), and Masterminds of the right (1992) Thirty-six year old crime replorter with the SUNDAY INDEPENDANT, Veronica Guerin was the first journalist to be murdered in Ireland as a direct consequence of her work; investigating the shadowy figures of Dublin's underworld. Shot by a motor cycle pillion passenger while stopped at traffic lights on the outskirts of Dublin at 1pm on 26 June 1996, this was the third time she had been attacked. Her death was one of the biggest news stories in Ireland in years and profoundly shocked the country.

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Thirty-six year old crime replorter with the SUNDAY INDEPENDANT, Veronica Guerin was the first journalist to be murdered in Ireland as a direct consequence of her work; investigating the shadowy figures of Dublin's underworld. Shot by a motor cycle pillion passenger while stopped at traffic lights on the outskirts of Dublin at 1pm on 26 June 1996, this was the third time she had been attacked. Her death was one of the biggest news stories in Ireland in years and profoundly shocked the country.

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The extraordinary story of a bold but reckless young journalist, and a forceful exploration of the dubious ethics of modern journalism.

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