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Anachronisms 

While Guerin is in Dublin Airport with the Monk, signs for Terminal 1's Pier C departure gates are visible in the background. Pier C did not open until 2000.
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Jump to: Anachronisms (1) | Character error (1) | Continuity (2) | Crew or equipment visible (1) | Errors in geography (1) | Factual errors (4) | Spoilers (2)

Anachronisms 

Veronica Guerin attends a protest march organized by he Concerned Parents Against Drugs to pressure a drug dealer to leave the area, and behaves as if this is a new tactic. In fact, the CPAD marches had begun in 1983 (12-13 years before the film's events) and were not a new phenomenon at the time.
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Character error 

When Veronica Guerin is telling Tattooed Boy about Eric Cantona she says his birthday is 26 May 1966. It is in fact 24 May 1966.
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Continuity 

When Traynor meets with Veronica on a pier in Dublin, he parks his car right behind Veronica's car, between two small pillars. When their meeting is over, Veronica drives away, which should be impossible because the exit off the pier is completely blocked by Traynor's car and the pillars.
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At one point, Veronica is working at home, wearing headphones while listening to music. Her husband asks her to come to bed. Veronica takes of her headphones to chat with him. In the next shot, when they are dancing, she is wearing the headphones again.

Crew or equipment visible 

(at around 1h 25 mins) When we see Veronica through the sunroof of her car after she is shot, a hand is visible in the lower right corner of the sunroof, moving in and out of the shot. It appears to be a crew member's hand.
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Errors in geography 

In one of the night shots of the exterior of Veronica's home, an owl can be heard 'hooting' in the distance. This is the call of the Tawny owl, which although common in Britain, is not found in Ireland.
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Factual errors 

Tony Gregory has not worn a tie in public since his election in 1982. It has caused much debate in the Irish Parliament because of its dress code.
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During the epilogue, it is claimed that in an emergency Parliament session, the Government altered the Constitution. This is inaccurate for two reasons. Firstly, no such amendment of the Constitution occurred. Secondly, when an amendment is made, the Government alone does not have the authority to enact it: it may only propose such amendments to the people, in the form of a referendum.
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Veronica uses the American phrase 'Do the math', rather than the correct pronunciation 'Do the maths'.
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All the telephones have the American 'Single' ringing tone, rather than the correct 'double' ringing tone.
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Spoilers 

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Anachronisms 

In the motorway scene, before Veronica is shot, there is a shot of a woman driving a blue Volkswagen Golf Mark 4, which was first available in 1998.
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Revealing mistakes 

When John Gilligan is loaded into a van at the end of the film, the back doors do not close properly.
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