Veronica Guerin 2003 - Dublin Narcos TV - True Crime Recaps 2023 - Steve Kroft & 60 Minutes TV -
We all know who you are, Miss Guerin. That does not grant you immunity. Veronica Guerin 2003 starring Cate Blanchard & Gerard McSorley & Ciaran Hinds & Brenda Flicker & Don Wycherley & Barry Barnes & Simon O’Driscoll & Emmet Bergin & Charlotte Bradley & Mark Lambert et al, director Joel Schumacher, judge
In 1994 the illegal drug trade drove crime rates to the highest level ever recorded in Ireland. 15,000 people injected heroin every day and methadone clinics registered addicts as young as 14. That year Veronica Guerin, a journalist known for reporting church scandals and corporate corruption, started writing about crime. ibid. caption
Veronica Guerin on Dublin’s new young criminals, high on champagne and cocaine. Dublin Narcos s1e3: The Untouchables, newspaper article, Sky 2023
Dublin’s drugs squad has identified a new breed within the established breed of the narcotics hierarchy … Cocaine is held in special affection. ibid.
‘Drugs really took hold of Dublin City in the 1980s.’ ibid.
June 1996, Dublin: A murder that rocked the nation: the victim a fearless investigative journalist fighting against organised crime. Veronica Guerin gave her life to expose Ireland’s dark underbelly. True Crime Recaps: She Gave Her Life to Expose a Dark Truth: Veronica Guerin, Youtube 8.37, 2023
Thanks to her court date Veronica’s enemies knew exactly where she was going to be that day. ibid.
The man on the back of the bike reaches into his jacket and he pulls out a .357 Magnum revolver; six shots fire. ibid.
Veronica’s death became a national obsession. ibid.
‘The dogs in the street know who the drug barons are.’ Steve Kroft, 60 Minutes report, Guerin, CBS 1997
She was a woman, a mother and the most famous reporter in Ireland. Thousands of people attended the funeral including the president and the prime minister. ibid.
Her death has become a national obsession. ibid.
An underworld of drugs and organised crime. ibid.
The gunman jumped back on his motorbike and disappeared in the midday traffic. ibid.