The life, career, controversies and murder of Veronica Guerin.
John Gilligan, a notorious Dublin criminal with 12 convictions, is believed by Gardai to have been the chief cuplrit in the murder of Veronica Guerin—he has been charged with the murder and his extradition from the United Kingdom is being awaited.
One of the key issues to emerge after the death of Veronica Guerin was the role played by her employers, the Sunday Independent and whether they could have done more to protect her.
Two weeks after Veronica Guerin was shot in the leg in January 1995, John Traynor was arrested and questioned at Coolock Garda Station under the Offences Against the State Act. “He said plenty” recalled a detective “but he implicated neither himself nor anyone else”.
In a tribute to his murdered wife at her funeral Mass, Graham Turley told the congregation that Veronica “had to be first at whatever she did and I never interfered with what she did because she had to do it, to achieve what she needed to get herself onto that pedestal and nobody, absolutely nobody, was ever going to knock her off.”