Friday, March 7, 2014
Thursday, March 6, 2014
The Video of Ireland below is great
but the amadain of a woman
knows feck all about Ireland's
people with her sectarian war
nonsense and Londonderry. It is a
war of liberation and its Derry !
- See more at: http://www.irishcatholic.ie/article/fr-john-fahy-1893-1969-radical-republican-and-agrarian-activist#sthash.1VnfGKkm.dpuf
Last year Marian Price was the Irishwoman of the Year, who inspired me on International Women's Day.I want to thank all of the people who helped make Marian's release possible. Besides the traditional female warriors of Ireland, you all know who they are, I would sincerly like to thank the many women internationally, who campaigned relentlessly on this internment issue. You have put to shame most of your heartless Irish sisters.
Now please excuse my language but what the fuck is going on with the other women In Ireland this year ? Because I and the rest of the Irish diaspora aren't hearing about it. Have all the women of Ireland turned in to self-centered bitches who don't give a fiddlers about their sisters in trouble ?
Why do Irishmen seem to care more about this than the women. What the hell has happened to the tradition of those fine strong, noble, Irishwomen, like Marian Price of the past, there isn't even a proper celebration of International Women's Day in Ireland this year, unless it is top secret. What the hell is going on ? Tell us about in the comments please or invite your friends and colleagues to share their views too or are ye going to stay as sick as ye're secrets, whispering in dysfunctional Ireland forever, bitches?
It is indeed a melancholic subject, for those who have walked the length and breath of Ireland, including the British Occupied six counties to observe the female sex in all of their selfishness and self-centredness,as they abuse the young gentlemen of Ireland.These hardworking husbands and partners are daily grinding, while their wives and mistresses are strolling around, spending all of their hard earned money, while their males slave work ceselessly for an honest living.
Now for telling it as it is albeit tongue in cheeks, I will probably be labelled a misogynist, sexist or a chauvinist pig or some other form of psycho babble speak. Whether by intent or not, modern Ireland has deteriorated to such an extent, that men are held to saintly standards of conduct, while Irish women are not. Traditional standards to which women used to be held, like beauty, a modicum of chastity, kindness and child rearing ability have been abandoned, because of oppression in today's American feminist culture, where an Irishman's responsibility is to everyone else, while an Irishwoman's prime duty is to herself. Irishwoman are entitled to good men, while modern effeminate Irishmen must fight, jump through hoops, beg to earn a good Irishwoman.
Disagree? I have been assured by a very knowing American feminist of my acquaintance living in Dublin, that her toddler daughter pushed a little Irish boy over a kindergarten toy. She called it "Girl power." If it had been her son, who pushed a little girl, it would neither be cute or commendable. It's not just her. Irish women in general are sending out the vibe, that Irish women are entitled to behave badly, while men do it for selfish, evil reasons. Irishwoman bully their men, under the cover of fighting off male oppression,while if a man bullies a woman, he is locked up. When Irish women abandon their family, it's like, she probably wasn't happy in the home. When an Irishman abandons his family, he's a bastard. When women break a man's heart, they say something like, she deserved better anyway. When a woman goes ape shit, she's just in a bad space, she probably didn't put herself in but when a man goes ape shit, he's labelled as ape shit anyway. You modern Irishwoman, unlike real men, cannot be employed in building houses, handicraft or cultivate the land, you can only seldom make a living by stealing, A principal gentleman in Offaly, protested to me that even in that part of the Irish Kingdom formerly known as King's County, renowned for this art, who even stole the whole parish of Lusmagh from Galway, that he knew of just a few hundred Offaly women qualified to make a living in this art. I could go on. till the cows come home, about it,
In spite of the common belief that Irishwomen want to be equal, they also want to be princesses. while most of them under the Coalition Government, have turned to the ancient profession of whoring, for pocket money, to finance some of their more expensive tastes, like powdering their nose or dropping their ecstasy at their nightly toy boy disco, while they still want the chivalry and equality, with no responsibility to anyone, but their selfish, self-centered selves. Every Irishwoman expects to be treated like a princess by an Irishman, but very few of them want to treat their man with the respect that he's entitled to. In an Ireland where Irishwomen, own vast amounts of property and can live independently, they still qualify relationships according to what an Irishman can offer. Does he take you to dinner? Did he buy you a big diamond ? Does he patiently wait on your emotional abuse? Does he buy you drinks? Does he say you're beautiful all the time? Is he emotionally available? Is he a good father? Does he have a good job? DOES HE EXPECT NOTHING IN RETURN?To hell with them I say !
These are the qualities of your modern Irishman, who selflessly provides while thinking only what is best for his lady. What, then can a modern Irishwoman be expected to contribute ? What constitutes you modern Irishwoman in this modern Ireland? Sex? Only if she hasn't got a headache. Household responsibilities? Only if she enjoys it or hasn't got something better to do, and even then a modern real Irishman is expected to help. Child-rearing only if she doesn't want to outsource parenting to daycare, and even then a real modern Irishman is expected to help. Emotional support? Only if your modern effeminate Irishman is not too much of a pussy. Helping financially? Perhaps, but she'll resent you for being a bad provider and you'll be reminded about it. Commitment? Only if you satisfy her every and behave yourself, like a good little boy and do nothing divorce-worthy like getting older, losing your job or treat her less than a princess. Respect for your personal needs, desires, ambitions? No way Patrick, not likely.
Is it any wonder why the best Irishmen are emigrating to Thailand, or don't want to get married anymore and prefer a couple of horney bisexual Thairish women instead?Irishwomen,it's time to decide what you want. The blessed Virgin, a princess or a real Irishwoman of equality, who isn't so feckin selfish and self-centred, who can take responsibility. Those of you who are trying to have jam on both sides, are forcing all the real Irishmen off the island, to where we are treated with respect, patience and large daily doses idyllic sex. with women who know how to have jam on both sides, witha real Irishman in bed,
Saoirse on International Women's Day to all you Sisters who have empowered and intelligently paid the Price of Feminine Freedom, which as you all experienced, doesn't come for Free ! Thank you all so much !
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Who is the Tout ?
A person whom the government pay to snitch on people. Sometimes they work as double agents informing drug houses of a comming raid.
I got put in a cell with an informer.
by Photomagic3000 March 24, 2006
brathadóir m (genitive brathadóra, nominative
|Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every|
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs
Words related to informer:
information snitch informant inform informal info internet knowledge rat informative wikipedia informed google facebook data search gossip tmi technology narc
someone who betrays a confidence.
to squeal, to tell tales, to inform the police of illegal activites.
fucking bastard touted on me and i got 5 years!
by anger management June 05, 2003
slang from the occupied 6 counties of
the north of ireland. a tout is a grass
a stool pigeon, one who sells out their
neighbours for 10 quid.
justice for a tout is swift.
"I have sworn upon the Altar of Godeternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." - Thomas Jefferson
InFormer Ministry is a volunteer, non-sectarian religious order. It was established to educate the public about dangerous cults, and to assist ex-members, their families and those recovering from involvement with fanatical groups. We give guidance and support to individuals attempting to integrate back into society after having been divorced from reality as a result of participation in such groups.We seek ...... to steer people away from involvement in cults and dangerous groups through education and informed guidance.
... to help individuals who have been victimized by cults begin to re-establish a normal, healthy, balanced life for themslves..
... to provide common-sense, practical guidance for those who have been segregated from society in cults.
... to abstain from any attempt to convert or coerce the acceptance of dogma.
... to encourage the logical exploration of diverse ideas so those affected by cults can come to their own conclusions.
... to help individuals regain the ability to reason for themselves.
We believe ...
... that there is goodness and worth in the world outside the cult and one should try to better the real world rather than alienating oneself from it.
... that finding one's own sense of direction and fit in the real world is part of recovering from a cult.
... that the process of redeeming one's mind and soul after having given over control to a false prophet, a harmful ideology or a malicious leader requires some exceptionally thorough soul-searching, a bit of benevolent guidance and perhaps even God's mercy to be successful.
"You who build these altars now,To sacrifice these children,
You must not do it anymore.
A scheme is not a vision ..."
- Leonard Cohen
You must not do it anymore.
A scheme is not a vision ..."
- Leonard Cohen
Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Dennis Erlich.
I consider myself a man of neither great scholarship nor wisdom. With the possible exception of common sense gained by repeatedly surviving my own life-destructive mistakes, I claim to no particular qualifications whatsoever. But in the course of time I have come to believe my God-given, religious calling is to help those affected by cults in any way I can.
I created the inFormer Ministry to provide insight into the workings of fanaticism and where possible mitigate its effects on victimized followers and their families. It is difficult for anyone who hasn't "been there and done that" to understand that ordinary people can be transformed into unthinking instruments of power and destruction by submitting themselves to certain types of leaders, organizations and ideologies. Those who have been in cults have a different and perhaps even harder understanding to achieve: how it was done to them - what made them vulnerable to fanaticism in the first place.
The ministry has existed since the mid-80's when I began trying to understand how people were affected by cultic encounters, and to assist with counseling, writing and publishing public service material about cults. In 1990 others joined in the ministry's work contributing written articles, musical collaborations, recovery support and help to distribute the ministry's newsletter. In 1997 we registered in California as inFormer Ministry: a religious/educational corporation. The name "inFormer" was suggested by one the newsletter's staff writers in the early '90s. It signified in our minds that we formerly were "in" and now are out.
As to how many people have been helped by the ministry's outreach, publications, events and personal counseling ... you'd have to ask around. I don't think the number will be in the millions ... but who knows? I've been told that on the internet more than one person can be helped at the same time. This is our hope and my personal prayer.
Assisting with counseling, recordings, publications, collaborations, public events, and in other countless ways, the ministry has been blessed with board members and friends for whom I am eternally grateful. Without their care it's likely neither the ministry nor I would have survived to do this work.
This website is intended to provide insight into cults. If you are looking for information on a specific one, enter the name of the group in the google search box, in quotes (like "people's temple") and click the search button.
If you want to see what has been posted about that group to a public discussion on the subject (called a Usenet Newsgroup), click here and type in the name. If you want to read postings to a newsgroup relating to cult recovery, click here.
In my humble opinion the most sensible way of dealing with a cult is to read as much as you can from what is available on the subject. Read not only what the scholars, the therapists, and the reformers have to say about cults. You should also read the postings from members and ex-members of that group on the public Usenet Newsgroups and ex-member message boards. If there are likely to be newspaper articles, you can probably track them down at your with the help of the librarian at your local library, or find them somewhere on the internet using a search engine like the one to the left.
In the meantime, here's a partial booklist about cults and high-demand groups to get you started.
But by all means remain calm. Don't allow yourself to become frantic or carried away in some desparate crusade. Try to stay composed and methodical. In this way you'll be able to guide yourself, your family or a friend away from dangerous groups and ideologies with your loving care and informed concern. That is my prayer for you.
May God bless you and keep your loved ones safe.
Rev. Dennis L. Erlich
Rev. Dennis L. Erlich
"Once there was a little girl
Used to wonder what she'd be
Went out into the big wide world
Now she's just a memory"
- Mark Knopfler
Used to wonder what she'd be
Went out into the big wide world
Now she's just a memory"
- Mark Knopfler
Cults: A Search for AnswersMost people at one time or another in passing from infancy to old age, will seek to answer basic questions about life like "Why am I here?," "Why aren't things better in the world?" and "What, if anything can I do about it?"
By Rev. Dennis Erlich
(first published in Magazine of the Midlands, 1984)
By Rev. Dennis Erlich
(first published in Magazine of the Midlands, 1984)
These questions may not be put into words, but I believe they are examined nonetheless.
Everyday social experiences may not be sufficient to provide some with satisfactory answers to these questions. Most will hopefully look for the answer in study and education; in travel or alternative lifestyles. Others may turn to drugs to chemically block out their confusion. Many eventually turn to religion for the answers to these questions.
For some of those who turn to religion, the mainstream religions will not provide satisfactory answers. So they may turn instead to practices with which they are less familiar, in the hope that unfamiliar ideas might satisfy their needs.
Traditionally the family, through instruction and example, has provided acceptable answers to questions about the purpose and meaning of life. With the breakdown of the family in most segments of modern society, the duties and responsibilities of such instruction are increasingly left to the media, the state, or to chance.
A great many people are looking for answers to their confusion and pain. These are the very ones cults attract.
The cult member, to be faithful to the cult, must show the outsider the error in his ideas or behavior. This is not particularly difficult if the targeted recruit is a young person who is already somewhat confused or alienated. The promise that the cult's practices will bring relief from some private suffering is usually enough to create interest in such vulnerable young people.
If the cult member is unsuccessful in getting the targeted person interested or even physically herding the outsider into the organization, he simply looks for another potential convert to contact and convince. Almost every cult has some sort of instruction and training in its own particular method of getting outsiders interested enough to explore the cult or enter its premises.
Once the newly contacted person enters the environment that the cult controls, an indoctrination is choreographed by the members within, in order to ensure the recruit is induced or compelled to go along with the cult's program at all points.
The outsider is treated with kindness, interest, care and respect by his newfound friends to such a degree that, no matter how lost and hopeless he felt before, he finally feels at home. The group shows what seems to be genuine concern for the things that trouble him, and they tell him that they, and they alone, can truly help him.
Thus the newcomer becomes convinced that he is dealing with a group of people with a higher level of integrity and purpose than those with whom he has been in contact outside the cult. He is made to feel that he could fit in with and some day be like these wonderful, caring people. He is told at the very least, they can help him overcome his weakness and set him on a path toward whatever he is seeking.
Once the convert signs on to the group's program he submits his locus of control over to the group. From that point on, mild social pressure applied within the closed environment of the cult is usually enough to enforce "proper" behavior and opinion in the person, or to modify them back to the group's norm.
Pressure from the "Outside"
New converts usually first try to enlighten their family and friends. The responses they get to espousing a strange new doctrine are often less than enthusiastic, and at times openly hostile. This immediate rejection can unfortunately drive the newly-converted cultist further away from society and into the safety of the cult.
Cult members consider themselves and their fellow crusaders to be very different from the rest of society. They believe their group is the one who holds The Truth (and therefore the salvation) for the rest of mankind. Outsiders are unenlightened and not suitable as close friends unless delivered from ignorance.
Real communication between cult members and outsiders is problematic for those in a cult. They generally will substitute pre-rehearsed rhetoric, designed to "enlighten" the outsider, for any critical discussion. Failing to convert or pacify criticism, they may force a confrontation with an ultimatum designed to justify a rift and further separation. At times It can appear hopeless using legal means, to reason with a cult member about his participation in the cult.
It can be a very frustrating and painful situation for the family and close friends of the new convert.
Families in desperate concern for their loved ones have in the past resorted to the dangerous and sometimes illegal practice of forcible deprogramming.
In my opinion this thoroughly discredited procedure was just another version of what was done to the person in the cult. A new set of ideas was forcibly installed into the person's mind which he had to accept in order to be free. In forcible deprogramming the person was allowed to be free of the deprogrammer's control once he had discarded the cult's ideas and accepted the deprogrammer's. The former cult member once again lost his right and ability to think. It can amount to coercion and brainwashing. This was the factor in deprogramming which lead to criminal charges and lawsuits by grown children against their parents.
Cults react to practices like these by becoming more protective of their members and exerting even more control over communication in and out. Cult leaders justify further separating their members from society by citing acts of forcible deprogramming as serious violations of the member's right of religious freedom.
Under these circumstances the conditions for the people still in a cult worsen. They are shown outsiders actually intend to violate their rights. This situation causes members in such groups to shun all real contact with the rest of society.
Out from under the "ether"
In time the cult member will probably see flaws in the policies and the practices of the cult and in its leaders. As the person moves up in the formal hierarchy of the organization he will probably become more cynical and willing to ignore the visible contradictions between the cult's practices and its stated aims. At some point he may come to believe that for the good of the greater purpose, such contradictions should be ignored or tolerated without comment.
Having been so sure of the rightness of his decision to dedicate himself to the cult in the first place, the person will be hesitant to grant much importance to anything that might indicate he may have made a huge mistake. All the hard work he put into the cult, and all the anguish he caused to others with his newfound truth combine to make him less inclined to re-examine his decision to join the cult in the first place.
Ultimately, when the pressure of reality becomes too great, the cultist will reach out to those things that have been stable and true for him all his life: the love and care of his family and friends, and the protection this great country provides for the right to think as one wishes.
Much more effort should go into finding ways to alleviate the suffering of former members or their families. But there a number of books on the subject of cult recovery in this booklist. And here is an excellent article on cult recovery.
Society's main concern has not been for the victims of cults, but rather for the threat fanatical cults may pose to the social structure.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
by James Casbolt
from JamesCasbolt Website
It may be a revelation to many people that the global drug trade is controlled and run by the intelligence agencies. In this global drug trade British intelligence reigns supreme.
As intelligence insiders know MI-5 and MI-6 control many of the other intelligence agencies in the world (CIA, MOSSAD etc) in a vast web of intrigue and corruption that has its global power base in the city of London, the square mile. My name is James Casbolt, and I worked for MI-6 in 'black ops' cocaine trafficking with the IRA and MOSSAD in London and Brighton between 1995 and 1999.
My father Peter Casbolt was also MI-6 and worked with the CIA and mafia in Rome, trafficking cocaine into Britain. My experience was that the distinctions of all these groups became blurred until in the end we were all one international group working together for the same goals. We were puppets who had our strings pulled by global puppet masters based in the city of London. Most levels of the intelligence agencies are not loyal to the people of the country they are based in and see themselves as 'super national'.
It had been proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that the CIA has been bringing in most of the drugs into America for the last fifty years (see ex LAPD officer Michael Rupert's 'From the wilderness' website for proof).
The CIA operates under orders from British intelligence and was created by British intelligence in 1947.
The CIA today is still loyal to the international bankers based in the city of London and the global elite aristocratic families like the Rothschild's and the Windsor's. Since it was first started, MI-6 has always brought drugs into Britain. They do not bring 'some' of the drugs into Britain but I would estimate MI-6 bring in around ninety percent of the drugs in.
They do this by pulling the strings of many organized crime and terrorist groups and these groups like the IRA are full of MI-6 agents.
MI-6 bring in heroin from the middle east, cocaine from south America and cannabis from morocco as well as other places. British intelligence also designed and created the drug LSD in the 1950's through places like the Tavistock Institute in London. By the 1960's MI-5, MI-6 and the CIA were using LSD as a weapon against the angry protestors of the sixties and turned them into 'flower children' who were too tripped out to organize a revolution.
Dr Timothy Leary the LSD guru of the sixties was a CIA puppet. Funds and drugs for Leary's research came from the CIA and Leary says that Cord Meyer, the CIA agent in charge of funding the sixties LSD counter culture has "helped me to understand my political cultural role more clearly".
In 1998, I was sent 3000 LSD doses on blotting paper by MI-5 with pictures of the European union flag on them. The MI-5 man who sent them told my father this was a government 'signature' and this LSD was called 'Europa'.
This global drugs trade controlled by British intelligence is worth at least 500 billion a year. This is more than the global oil trade and the economy in Britain and America is totally dependent on this drug money. Mafia crime bossJohn Gotti exposed the situation when asked in court if he was involved in drug trafficking.
He replied "No we can't compete with the government".
I believe this was only a half truth because the mafia and the CIA are the same group at the upper levels. In Britain, the MI-6 drug money is laundered through the Bank of England, Barclays Bank and other household name companies. The drug money is passed from account to account until its origins are lost in a huge web of transactions.
The drug money comes out 'cleaner' but not totally clean. Diamonds are then bought with this money from the corrupt diamond business families like the Oppenheimers.
These diamonds are then sold and the drug money is clean. MI-6 and the CIA are also responsible for the crack cocaine epidemic in Britain and America. In 1978, MI-6 and the CIA were in south America researching the effects of the natives smoking 'basuco' cocaine paste. This has the same effect as crack cocaine. They saw that the strength and addiction potential was far greater than ordinary cocaine and created crack cocaine from the basuco formula.
MI-6 and the CIA then flooded Britain and America with crack.
Two years later, in 1980, Britain and America were starting to see the first signs of the crack cocaine epidemic on the streets. On august 23, 1987, in a rural community south of Little Rock in America, two teenage boys namedKevin Ives and Don Henry were murdered and dismembered after witnessing a CIA cocaine drop that was part of a CIA drug trafficking operation based at a small airport in Mena, Arkansas.
Bill Clinton was the governor of Arkansas at the time. Bill Clinton was involved with the CIA at this time and $100 million worth of cocaine was coming through the Mena, Arkansas airport each month.
For proof see the books 'Compromise' and 'Dope Inc'.
On my father's international MI-6 drug runs, whatever fell off the back of the lorry so to speak he would keep and we would sell it in Britain. As long as my father was meeting the speedboats from Morocco in the Costa del Sol and then moving the lorry loads of cannabis through their MI-6, IRA lorry business into Britain every month, British intelligence were happy.
As long as my father was moving shipments of cocaine out of Rome every month, MI5 and MI6 were happy. If my father kept a bit to sell himself no one cared because there was enough drugs and money to go round in this £500 billion a year global drugs trade. The ones who were really paying were the people addicted. Who were paying with suffering.
But karma always catches up and both myself and my father became addicted to heroin in later years and my father died addicted, and poor in prison under very strange circumstances. Today, I am clean and drug-free and wish to help stop the untold suffering this global drugs trade causes.
The intelligence agencies have always used addictive drugs as a weapon against the masses to bring in their long term plan for a one world government, a one world police force designed to be NATO and a micro chipped population known as the New World Order. As the population is in a drug or alcohol-induced trance watching 'Coronation Street', the new world order is being crept in behind them.
To properly expose this global intelligence run drugs trade we need to expose the key players in this area:
Gary Webb was found dead with two gunshot wounds to the back of his head with a revolver. The case was declared a 'suicide'. You figure that out. Gary Webb as well as myself and other investigators, found that much of this 'black ops' drug money is being used to fund projects classified above top secret.
These projects include the building and maintaining of deep level underground bases in,
...and many other places around the world (more about these underground bases in my next issue).
The information on this global drugs trade run by the intelligence agencies desperately needs to get out on a large scale.
Any information, comments or feedback to help me with my work would be greatly welcomed.
Monument to Veronica Guerin, located inDublin Castle gardens
|Born||5 July 1958|
|Died||26 June 1996 (aged 37)|
Naas Dual Carriageway,Newlands Cross, County Dublin
|Education||Trinity College, Dublin|
|Notable credit(s)||The Sunday Business Post|
Veronica Guerin (5 July 1958 – 26 June 1996) was anIrish crime reporter who was murdered on 26 June 1996 by drug lords, an event which helped establish the Criminal Assets Bureau.
Early and personal life
The daughter of accountant Christopher and his wife Bernadette, Veronica was nicknamed "Ronnie." She and her four siblings were born and brought up in Artane, Dublin, and attended Catholic school where she excelled in athletics. Besides basketball and camogie, aged 15 she played in the all-Ireland football finals with a slipped disc.Guerin studied accountancy at Trinity College, Dublin.
Guerin married Graham Turley, and the couple had a son Cathal. A big fan of Manchester United football team, her prized possession was a photo of her and Eric Cantonataken on a visit to Old Trafford.
PR career: 1983–1990
After she graduated, her father employed her at his company; but following his death three years later, she changed professions and started a public relations firm in 1983, which she ran for seven years.
In 1983–84, she served as secretary to the Fianna Fáilgroup at the New Ireland Forum. She served as Charles Haughey's personal assistant, and became a family friend, taking holidays with his children. In 1987 she served as election agent and party treasurer inDublin North for Seán Haughey.
Journalism career: 1990–1996
In 1990, she changed careers again, switching to journalism as a reporter with the Sunday Business Postand Sunday Tribune, working under editor Damien Kiberd. Craving first-hand information, she pursued a story directly to the source with little regard for her personal safety, to engage those she deemed central to a story. This allowed her to build close relationships with both the legitimate authorities, such as theGarda Síochána (Irish police), and the criminals, with both sides respecting her diligence by providing highly detailed information. She also reported on Irish Republican Army activities in the Republic.
From 1994 onwards, she began to write about criminals for Irish newspaper the Sunday Independent.Using her accountancy knowledge to trace the proceeds of illegal activity, she used street names orpseudonyms for underworld figures to avoid Irish libel laws.
When she began to cover drug dealers, and gained information from convicted drugs criminal John Traynor, she received numerous death threats. The first violence against her occurred in October 1994, when two shots were fired into her home after her story on murdered crime kingpin Martin Cahill was published. Guerin dismissed the "warning". The day after writing an article on Gerry "The Monk" Hutch,on 30 January 1995, she answered her doorbell to a man pointing a revolver at her head. Traynor had hired the gunman to shoot her in the leg at her home as a warning. Regardless, she vowed to continue her investigations. Independent Newspapers installed a security system to protect her, and the Garda Síochána (Irish police) gave her a 24-hour escort; however, she did not approve of this, saying that it hampered her work.
On 13 September 1995, convicted criminal John Gilligan, Traynor's boss, attacked her when she confronted him about his lavish lifestyle with no source of income. He later called her at home and threatened to kidnap and rape her son, and kill her if she wrote anything about him.
Guerin received the International Press Freedom Award from the Committee to Protect Journalists in December 1995.
On the evening of 25 June 1996, Gilligan drug gang members Charles Bowden, Brian Meehan, Peter Mitchell and Seamus Ward had met at their distribution premises on the Greenmount Industrial Estate. Bowden, the gang's distributor and ammunition quartermaster, had supplied the three with a Colt Pythonrevolver loaded with .357 Magnum Semiwadcutter bullets.
On 26 June 1996, while driving her red Opel Calibra Guerin stopped at a red traffic light on the Naas Dual Carriageway near Newlands Cross, on the outskirts of Dublin. Not knowing she was being followed, she was shot six times, fatally, by one of two men sitting on a motorcycle.
About an hour after Guerin was murdered, a meeting took place in Moore Street, Dublin between Bowden, Meehan, and Mitchell. Bowden later denied under oath in court that the purpose of the meeting was the disposal of the weapon but rather an excuse in a public setting to place them away from the incident.
At the time of her murder, Traynor was seeking a High Court order against Guerin, to prevent her from publishing a book about his involvement in organised crime. Guerin was killed two days before she was due to speak at a Freedom Forum conference in London. The topic of her segment was "Dying to Tell the Story: Journalists at Risk."
Her funeral was attended by Ireland's Taoiseach John Bruton, the head of the armed forces and covered live by Raidió Teilifís Éireann. On 4 July, labour unions across Ireland had called for a moment of silence in her memory, which was duly observed by people around the country. Guerin is buried in Dardistown Cemetery, County Dublin.
Guerin's murder caused outrage, and Taoiseach John Bruton called it "an attack on democracy". The Oireachtas, the Irish parliament, realised the potential of using tax enforcement laws as a means of deterring and punishing criminals. Within a week of her murder, it enacted the Proceeds of Crime Act 1996 and the Criminal Assets Bureau Act 1996, so that assets purchased with money obtained through crime could be seized by the government. This led to the formation of the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB).
After the murder of Guerin, Bowden was arrested as were the other members of Gilligan's gang who were still in Ireland. In an agreement with the Attorney General of Ireland, Bowden agreed to turn state's witness, and become the first person to enter the Republic of Ireland's witness protection programme. Granted immunity from prosecution for the murder of Guerin, he was the only witness to give evidence against all four drug gang members at their trials in the Special Criminal Court: Patrick Holland, Paul "Hippo" Ward, Brian Meehan and John Gilligan. The investigation into Guerin's death resulted in over 150 other arrests and convictions, as well as seizures of drugs and arms. Drug crime in Ireland dropped 15 percent in the following 12 months.
In 1997 while acting as a Garda witness, Bowden named Patrick "Dutchy" Holland in court as the man he supplied the gun to, and hence suspected of shooting Guerin. Holland was never convicted of the murder, and he denied the accusation up until his death in June 2009 while in prison in the UK.
In November 1998, after evidence from Bowden and others, Paul "Hippo" Ward was convicted of the murder and sentenced to life in prison as an accomplice, because he had disposed of the murder weapon and the motorbike. This conviction was later overturned on appeal.
Brian Meehan fled to Amsterdam with Traynor (who later escaped to Portugal and as of 2003, was still fighting extradition from there). After the court dismissed additional evidence from Bowden, Meehan was convicted on the testimony of gang member turned state's witness Russell Warren, who had followed Guerin's movements in the hours before the murder, and then called Meehan on a mobile phone with the details. Meehan was convicted of murdering Guerin, and sentenced to life imprisonment.
John Gilligan left Ireland the day before Guerin was murdered, on a flight to Amsterdam. He was arrested 12 months later in the United Kingdom trying to board a flight for Amsterdam, after a routine search of his baggage revealed $500,000 in cash. Claiming it was the proceeds of gambling, he was charged withmoney laundering. After a three-year legal battle, he was extradited to Ireland on 3 February 2000. Tried and acquitted of Guerin's murder, he was later convicted of importing 20 tonnes of cannabis and sentenced to 28 years in prison, reduced to 20 years on appeal.
Pursued by CAB, in January 2008, Gilligan made a court appearance in an attempt to stop the Irish State from selling off his assets. He accused Traynor of having ordered Guerin's murder without his permission. Despite the presiding judge's attempt to silence Gilligan, he continued to blame a botched Gardaí investigation and planted evidence as the reason for his current imprisonment. Traynor had fled to Portugal after Guerin's murder, and having been on the run from British authorities since 1992, resided mainly in Spain and the Netherlands from 1996 onwards. After a failed extradition from the Netherlands in 1997, which brought Meehan back to Ireland, in 2010 Traynor was arrested after a joint UK SOCA/Regiokorpsen operation in Amsterdam, and is set to be extradited back to the UK.
Turley remarried in 2011.
A memorial statue to Guerin is located in Dubh Linn Gardens, in the grounds of Dublin Castle.
On 2 May 1997, at a ceremony in Arlington, Virginia, her name and those of 38 other international journalists who died in the line of duty in 1996 were added to the Freedom Forum Journalists Memorial. Her husband addressed the audience: "Veronica stood for freedom to write. She stood as light, and wrote of life in Ireland today, and told the truth. Veronica was not a judge, nor was she a juror, but she paid the ultimate price with the sacrifice of her life."
In 2000, Guerin was named as one of the International Press Institute's 50 World Press Freedom Heroesof the past 50 years.
In 2007, the Veronica Guerin Memorial Scholarship was set up at Dublin City University, offering abursary intended to meet the cost of fees and part of the general expenses of an MA in Journalism student who wishes to specialise in investigative journalism.
In popular culture
- Two films have been based on her story: When the Sky Falls, (2000), starring Joan Allen as Sinead Hamilton and Veronica Guerin (2003), starring Cate Blanchett.
- Eleanor McEvoy features the song, "Easy To Lose Hope", which she wrote shortly after Guerin's murder, on her 1999 album Snapshots.
- Heavy metal band Savatage has a song about Guerin on their 1998 album The Wake of Magellan.
- Christy Moore has written and recorded a song called "Veronica" which appears on his Live in Dublin(2006) CD. (This does not appear on the DVD of the same concert.)
- A road in Collingwood Park, Western Australia is named after her.
- Paul Bowen, Irish singer songwriter, composed and recorded a tribute song, "Veronica 1337".
- A biography titled Veronica Guerin: The Life and Death of a Crime Reporter by Emily O'Reilly, published in 1998, questioned the ethics of Guerin's methods of gathering information, and those of the underlying media establishment.
- O'Reilly, Emily (1998). Veronica Guerin: The Life and Death of a Crime Reporter. London: Random House. p. 13. ISBN 978-0-09-976151-8.
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