The Court of Criminal Appeal in Dublin adjourned an application by convicted drug dealer John Gilligan. Three years ago the Special Criminal Court acquitted Gilligan of the charge of murdering journalist Veronica Guerin but sentenced him to 28 years imprisonment for drug dealing. It is the longest sentence ever handed down by an Irish courtRead more..
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An acclaimed Australian actress known for tackling tough parts, Cate Blanchett takes on her first Irish role in Veronica Guerin. Smart, provocative and down-to-earth, Blanchett spoke to Louise Carroll just before the movie’s U.S. release. ℘℘℘ Cate Blanchett has played a range of characters in her career including the Queen of England, the elf queenRead more..
“I vow that the eyes of justice, the eyes of this journalist will not be shut again. No hand can deter me from my battle for the truth.” –Journalist Veronica Guerin ℘℘℘ While Veronica Guerin starring Cate Blanchett (see cover story) may be the movie of the fall season, the real Veronica Guerin was anythingRead more..
The murder of one of Ireland’s most prominent journalists by crime bosses provoked outrage but has not received justice. ℘℘℘ Although she is virtually unknown to Americans, Irish crime journalist Veronica Guerin was a legend in Ireland. She wrote eye-opening front-page columns for Ireland’s most popular newspaper, The Sunday Independent. She courted both controversy andRead more..
Veronica Guerin captivates the viewer largely due to the fantastic performance by Cate Blanchett as Irish crime reporter Veronica Guerin and her intriguing story. It succeeds as a stylish thriller and depicts a very authentic portrait of gangland Dublin in the 1990s. But the movie is ultimately an action-packed flick, and therefore does not reachRead more..
It’s going to be a hot Irish summer at the movies, from the art houses to the popcorn blockbusters. Furthermore, an exciting fall is looming on the horizon, particularly with the October release of Veronica Guerin, the movie starring Cate Blanchett, based on the life and gruesome death of the crusading Dublin journalist after whomRead more..
In a pairing likely to set the big screen on fire, Daniel Day-Lewis is to team up with Martin Scorsese for the director’s upcoming gangster epic, Gangs of New York. The reclusive My Left Foot star, who hasn’t acted in over three years, will join with Leonardo DiCaprio and Cameron Diaz for the movie, whichRead more..
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.”Read more..