#OTD in 1996 – Journalist, Veronica Guerin, is murdered in Dublin by drug lords.

Veronica Guerin was a reporter with the Sunday Business Post and Sunday Tribune, working under editor Damien Kiberd. Craving first-hand information, she pursued a story directly to the source with little regard for her personal safety, to engage those she deemed central to a story. This allowed her to build close relationships with both the […]

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#OTD in 1994 – Death of prominent criminal, Martin Cahill.

Cahill generated a certain notoriety in the media, which referred to him by the sobriquet “The General”. The name was also used by the media to discuss Cahill’s activities while avoiding legal problems with libel. During his lifetime, Cahill took particular care to hide his face from the media; he would spread the fingers of […]

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#OTD in 1996 – Journalist, Veronica Guerin, is murdered in Dublin by drug lords.

Veronica Guerin was a reporter with the Sunday Business Post and Sunday Tribune, working under editor Damien Kiberd. Craving first-hand information, she pursued a story directly to the source with little regard for her personal safety, to engage those she deemed central to a story. This allowed her to build close relationships with both the […]

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1994 – Death of Martin Cahill, a prominent criminal from Dublin. Cahill generated a certain notoriety in the media, which referred to him by the sobriquet “The General”.

Cahill generated a certain notoriety in the media, which referred to him by the sobriquet “The General”. The name was also used by the media to discuss Cahill’s activities while avoiding legal problems with libel. During his lifetime, Cahill took particular care to hide his face from the media; he would spread the fingers of […]

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1996 – Journalist, Veronica Guerin is murdered in Dublin by drug lords.

Veronica Guerin was a reporter with the Sunday Business Post and Sunday Tribune, working under editor Damien Kiberd. Craving first-hand information, she pursued a story directly to the source with little regard for her personal safety, to engage those she deemed central to a story. This allowed her to build close relationships with both the […]

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1994 – Death of Martin Cahill. He was a prominent Irish criminal from Dublin. Cahill generated a certain notoriety in the media, which referred to him by the sobriquet “The General”.

Cahill generated a certain notoriety in the media, which referred to him by the sobriquet “The General”. The name was also used by the media to discuss Cahill’s activities while avoiding legal problems with libel. During his lifetime, Cahill took particular care to hide his face from the media; he would spread the fingers of […]

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1996 – Journalist, Veronica Guerin, is murdered in Dublin.

Veronica Guerin was an Irish crime reporter who was murdered on 26 June 1996 by drug lords, an event which helped establish the Criminal Assets Bureau. The daughter of accountant Christopher and his wife Bernadette, Veronica was nicknamed “Ronnie.” She and her four siblings were born and brought up in Artane, Dublin, and attended Catholic […]

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1950 – Veronica Guerin, crime journalist, is born in Dublin.

Already internationally recognised for her reporting on a rampant crime situation in Dublin, Guerin became world famous when on 26 June 1996, she was murdered on the orders of one of Dublin’s biggest crime lords, John Gilligan. Guerin had been the recipient of numerous death threats and had previously been assaulted in the course of […]

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Today in Irish History – 3rd April:

1793 – Dionysius Lardner, scientific writer and lecturer, is born in Dublin. 1798 – Writer John Banim, who was praised by Yeats as a writer who tried to “make one see life plainly,” is born in Kilkenny. 1807 – Maurice FitzGerald, MP for Co. Kerry, resigns as Commissioner of the Treasury (UK) over the issue […]

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Today in Irish History – 15th March:

1672 – The first declaration of indulgence suspending penal laws against Catholics and dissenters is issued by Charles II. 1764 – Charles O’Conor, antiquary and historian, is born in Belanagare, Co. Roscommon. 1773 – Oliver Goldsmith’s She Stoops to Conquer is performed at Covent Garden Theatre, London. 1774 – Isaac Weld, author, is born in […]

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