The murder rate in the Republic of Ireland was consistently below 1.0 per 100,000 inhabitants between 1969 and 1995. The murder rate in the Republic has consistently been above 1.0 per 100,000 inhabitants since 1995. Most murders are committed in the Dublin Metropolitan Area so these figures are really indicative of the murder rate in Dublin. Most murders in Dublin are drug related.
These figures indicate that Dublin was a safer place when the IRA policed drug dealers. Is this an indictment of the failed policies of Francis Fitzgerald? What can be done to provide a deterrent now that the penalties imposed by the IRA such as punishment beatings, kneecappings, exile and extra judicial executions are not available.
The modern liberal democrat state has a serious difficulty managing certain classes of crimes like serious anti social behaviour it must be said, throwing .25 million per transgressor at the problem is not having an effect.
Vigilantiism done correctly - against the worst scum only (especially ringleaders) - could be useful. If it were to happen i would shed no tears.
ANy point I make is in relation to the OPer or those who would support them. No tantrums on display. If you're unwilling to defend it or your support for it, then fine. It is all on the record.
Good to know. All comments by you are in reference to the opening post unless otherwise wise stated. If that is true then it is unfair to label your behavior completely child like and I apologise. If you are twisting things though that would be a bit silly.
I would have a bit of sympathy in broad terms although would move the date forward about 10 years to when the provos stood down. I do think there absence created a vacuum. Am open to being proven wrong on it. Am on the phone at the moment will have a stab when I get to a laptop.
The IRA were criminals, ordinary decent criminals according to some. As the Hutch/Kinahan feud shows, hardware has to be matched. The crimnal group known as PIRA were into all kinds of organised crime. Any antipathy they had/have to drugs would be like that of Don Corleone: tacitcs, not fundamental
The IRA beat junkeys to death, The PIRA Mulryan brothers from near Hardwicke Stre,t were done in England for PIRA crimes, They were later caught up in the local drugs industry. As were relatives of Christy Burke. PIRA are simply criminal filth, no different from any other criminals, decent or otherwise.
Call them what you wish. Over the years opinion seems to be varied on that. Is there absence noticeable or negligible on the drugs problem in the state.
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