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    sadcitizen sadcitizen is offline

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    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.
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    There were far fewer ingrown toenails during the time the IRA was active also.
    Still trying to get the stats on runny noses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by truthandjustice View Post
    I don't socialise in Dublin town after 7 pm. I'll have a few pints in town but I'm heading to my local by 7 pm. Horrible atmosphere in town especially in the wee hours.
    I find it the other way around. I find local pubs to be full of sneering and territorial apes. City centre pubs are, for me, a little bit more civil.

    Unless you're in Temple Bar of course
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonewolfe View Post
    There's megalomania in both alright. One claiming to hold the absolute truth and the other claiming to be the authentic voice of the nation.
    Don't forget the posters who claim to have a 'Pragmatic' approach
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    The fundamental issues in Dublin are to do with the growth of drugs and gangland crime.

    The policies in those days were exactly the same / a lot weaker. It was simply that we did not have the backdrop of a huge heroin and cocaine trade.
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    Can this be credited to Jimmy Saville TV appearances too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RepublicOfLuas View Post
    Don't forget the posters who claim to have a 'Pragmatic' approach
    Or my favourite. Analyzer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RepublicOfLuas View Post
    Don't forget the posters who claim to have a 'Pragmatic' approach
    And those who are "rational"
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    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!
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    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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