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 court for a drug-related offense. Counsel … [Read more...] about Gilligan Case Adjourns
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 queen Galadriel of Lothlorian, an … [Read more...] about Cate Blanchett Goes Irish
"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
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 reach the emotional depths possible … [Read more...] about Veronica Guerin Film Review