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Veronica Guerin

Image by infomatique
Photographed in the grounds of Dublin Castle, Ireland.
On June 26, 1996, when Guerin was sitting in her red Opel Calibra at an intersection outside Dublin, one of two men sitting on a motorcycle beside her car fatally shot her five times. Guerin’s murder caused outrage, and Taoiseach John Bruton called it "an attack on democracy". The following criminal investigation led to over 150 arrests and a hunt against Irish organised criminal gangs. There was also some discussion as to whether her newspaper shared any blame in her death for not preventing her more dangerous investigations.

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