**For background to previous attacks on Guerin, see
IFEX alert dated 9 February 1995**
On 26 June 1996, journalist Veronica Guerin was shot dead by two
men on a motorcycle as she was waiting outside a hotel in Dublin.
Guerin, who was a correspondent for the Irish daily "The
Independent", had recently obtained an exclusive interview with
"Mad Dog", the leading mafia chief in Dublin. For the past
several years, she had specialised in investigations into the
mafia and drug trafficking.
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are arrested and punished, and that they make public the progress
of the investigation
His Excellency John Gohn-Bruton
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