Veronica Guerin


Died aged 37

Veronica Guerin (5 July 1959 – 26 June 1996) was an Irish crime reporter who was murdered by drug lords. Born in Dublin, she was an athlete in school and later played on the Irish national teams for both football and basketball. After studying accountancy she ran a public-relations firm for seven years, before working for Fianna Fáil and as an election agent for Seán Haughey. She became a reporter in 1990, writing for the Sunday Business Post and Sunday Tribune. In 1994 she began writing about crime for the Sunday Independent. In 1996 she was fatally shot while stopped at a traffic light. The shooting caused national outrage in Ireland. Investigation into her death led to a number of arrests and convictions.

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Commemorated on 1 plaque

Veronica Guerin was assassinated close to this site on June 26th 1996. May we always remember her for her courage. Honoured by South Dublin County Council and the Sunday Independent. An bheis dé go raibh a h'anam dílis solas dé inár measc

English translation:

Newlands Cross, Naas Rd, Dublin, Ireland where they was assassinated (1996)