Veronica Guerin

1958 - 1996

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Veronica Guerin (5 July 1959 – 26 June 1996) was an Irish crime reporter who was murdered by drug lords. Born in Dublin, she was an athlete in school and later played on the Irish national teams for both football and basketball. After studying accountancy she ran a public-relations firm for seven years, before working for Fianna Fáil and as an election agent for Seán Haughey. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Veronica Guerin has received more than 772,586 page views. Her biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Veronica Guerin is the 63rd most popular journalist (down from 46th in 2019), the 175th most popular biography from Ireland (down from 134th in 2019) and the most popular Irish Journalist.

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Among journalists, Veronica Guerin ranks 63 out of 129Before her are Ramón Emeterio Betances, Mauricio Funes, Jon Ola Sand, Jacob Riis, Norbert Haug, and Vladislav Listyev. After her are Dan Rather, Malcolm Browne, Sue Gardner, Malcolm Campbell, George Rodger, and Martin Parr.

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Among people born in 1958, Veronica Guerin ranks 153Before her are Domenico Dolce, Julio Medem, Michael Wincott, Didier Reynders, Yasushi Akimoto, and Paula-Mae Weekes. After her are Jack Coleman, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Yu Rongguang, Richard Burgi, Lolita Flores, and Mohammad Shtayyeh. Among people deceased in 1996, Veronica Guerin ranks 173Before her are Pasqualino De Santis, Mikael Tariverdiev, Hermann Kesten, Ennio de Giorgi, Petre Steinbach, and Jurandir de Freitas. After her are Robert Nisbet, Khondaker Mostaq Ahmad, Tiny Tim, Bill Monroe, José Sasía, and Roger Lapébie.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Veronica Guerin ranks 175 out of 460Before her are Brendan Behan (1923), Kathleen Lonsdale (1903), Caitriona Balfe (1979), Robert McClure (1807), Aphex Twin (1971), and Maeve Binchy (1939). After her are Pat McDonald (1878), Ronnie Drew (1934), George Allman (1812), Elizabeth Bowen (1899), Seán T. O'Kelly (1882), and Hugh O'Flaherty (1898).

Among JOURNALISTS In Ireland

Among journalists born in Ireland, Veronica Guerin ranks 1