#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 1807 – Birth of Sir Charles Edward Trevelyan, 1st Baronet, KCB, a British civil servant and Governor of Madras.

Trevelyan is referred to in the modern Irish folk song The Fields of Athenry about ‘An Gorta Mór’. For his actions, he is commonly considered one of the most detested figures in Irish history, along with the likes of Cromwell. Image | Charles Trevelyan accompanied by a poem written by Joe Canning Friends of Ireland! Please […]

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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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#OTD in 1807 – Birth of Sir Charles Edward Trevelyan, a British civil servant referred to in the modern Irish folk song The Fields of Athenry about ‘An Gorta Mor’.

Trevelyan is referred to in the modern Irish folk song The Fields of Athenry about ‘An Gorta Mor’. For his actions, he is commonly considered one of the most detested figures in Irish history, along with the likes of Cromwell. Photo: Charles Trevelyan accompanied by a poem written by Joe Canning Friends of Ireland! Please […]

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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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1807 – Birth of Sir Charles Edward Trevelyan, 1st Baronet, KCB, a British civil servant and Governor of Madras.

Trevelyan is referred to in the modern Irish folk song ‘The Fields of Athenry’ about ‘An Gorta Mór’. For his actions, he is commonly considered one of the most detested figures in Irish history, along with the likes of Cromwell. Photo: Charles Trevelyan accompanied by a poem written by Joe Canning Friends of Ireland! Please […]

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