"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 anything but Hollywood. She was a dedicated journalist, wife and mother. So … [Read more...] about First Word: The Battle for the Truth
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 and danger … [Read more...] about The Real Story of
The John J. Burns Library of Rare Boston College has acquired three significant archives of material for its Irish Collection, which is already considered to be the most comprehensive collection of Irish research materials in the United States. The three new acquisitions are an important George Bernard Shaw collection, the Bobby Hanvey Photographic Negative Archive and the … [Read more...] about Shaw Goes to Boston College
Since September 11, Pete Hamill has devoted many columns to trying to make sense of what happened, if that is possible, or trying to analyze the reaction and process of healing of New Yorkers. Hamill has been part of New York's newspaper scene since 1960 when he started as a reporter for The New York Post. His award-winning journalistic career has involved writing columns for … [Read more...] about Pete Hamill: New Yorker