Dublin was a safer place when the IRA was active. Is this an indictment of the failed policies of Francis Fitzgerald?

TruthInTheNews

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Dublin was a safer place when the IRA was active. Is this an indictment of the failed policies of Francis Fitzgerald?

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.




https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homicide_rate_by_decade#cite_note-richards-1999-056-p38-17
 


ruserious

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There was also more ice cream eaten in Bray during the glory days of the IRA...
 

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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.
 

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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.




https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homicide_rate_by_decade#cite_note-richards-1999-056-p38-17


You're forgetting to include the ones the IRA didn't tell you about :p
 

silverharp

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look what happened to global warming after they went too....bring back the RAAAAAAAAAAA :roll:
 

Lonewolfe

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Sweet suffering. ..

It's true what they say about posters with the word, "truth" in their username.
 

Lonewolfe

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I've been saying it for years. Truth or Éire. Guaranteed loopers.
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.
 

hollandia

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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.




https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homicide_rate_by_decade#cite_note-richards-1999-056-p38-17
My wages were lower when the IRA were active. But I got more summer holidays abroad back then. So I guess I'm on the fence.
 

sadcitizen

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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.
 

RepublicOfLuas

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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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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.
 

General Urko

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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!
 

SeanieFitz

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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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