Remembering Veronica 20 years on
Friend and former colleague, Matt Cooper, recalls the stories that shaped one of the country’s leading journalists
It was Sunday, August 27, 1995, around 9.30am if I remember correctly, and Veronica Guerin was at the door of my hotel room in Cork with the Sunday newspapers in her hand.
I had only been in a bed a few hours and Aileen, who I’d married the previous afternoon, was fast asleep, unaware we had a visitor. “Have you seen the papers yet?” Veronica demanded, smiling. “Have you seen this? Wait until you do.”
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