On June 26, 1996, the Sunday Independent's crime reporter Veronica Guerin was shot dead by a motorcycle passenger as she waited at traffic lights on the outskirts of Dublin—the victim of her own crusading exposes of leading criminals. Her death profoundly shocked the country. The President attended her funeral, tributes were paid to her in parliament, and hundreds of bouquets of flowers were placed in her memory by members of the public. Within a month new anti-crime measures had been introduced and two of the leading murder suspects had fled the country. While Guerin was hailed as a heroine, the Sunday Independent denied any culpability in her death. Emily O'Reilly's book exposes the frightening moral bankruptcy of the media and the devastating consequences of this—for the individual and for society.
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Emily O'Reilley worked as a political columnist at the Sunday Times and as the Political Editor of the Sunday Business Post. A former Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, she has been Journalist of the year and Woman Journalist of the Year. In 2003 she was appointed as Ireland's first women Ombudsman and Freedom of Information Commissioner. She is the author of two books; Candidate: The Truth Behind the Presidential Campaign (1991), and Masterminds of the right (1992).
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Book Description Random House UK, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1st ed. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0099761513
Book Description Random House UK. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0099761513 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0039541
Book Description Random House UK, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110099761513