Hibernia: “Hero” Honor
for Slain Journalist

Veronica Guerin.

Murdered Irish journalist Veronica Guerin, shot dead in Dublin four years ago, was named a press freedom hero in Boston recently at the 50th birthday general assembly of the International Press Institute. Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham was also cited for her “leadership, bravery, and dedication in the name of a free and open press.” The IPI’s magazine paid tribute to Guerin, describing her as “a fearless investigative reporter [whose] daring coverage of Dublin’s criminal underworld exposed corruption, angered organized crime figures, and led to her eventual assassination.”

Guerin was just 37 when she was shot dead in her car. Two men are serving life sentences for her murder. ♦

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