Dunno what posters are griping about, there's no doubt that the murder rate is directly related to drug selling/usage and an inability to curb it. But the rate climbed steadily since their introduction in the 50s or 60s.
Provos Policing drug dealers, did that amount to them Licensing Drug dealers effectively taxing them to continue to peddle death to working class people?
I think Alan was dispatched up to heaven by drug lords in recent times!
Some OP title, hard to imagine any validity to "? was a safer place when the IRA were active.......". OP title would cause me to smile only for the murder, mayhem, bloodshed and terror inflicted by the IRA
As for Dublin, great place for a weekend however hotel prices are now ridiculous
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