Brian Meehan has failed to have his conviction for the murder of journalist Veronica Guerin declared a miscarriage of justice. The 47-year-old, from Crumlin in Dublin, was jailed for life in 1999 for driving the motorbike carrying her killer. He argued that new or newly discovered facts emerged during the trial of John Gilligan, who was cleared of her murder three years later. However, the three-judge panel described his attempt as an “abuse of process ” and dismissed his application. Speaking afterwards, Veronica ‘s brother Jimmy told reporters he was relieved it was all over.