Dublin city is currently the murder capital of Europe, with 19 gun murders this year (as of November). In 2008 the murders numbered 20.
No other city in Ireland officially comes even near this murder figure.
Modern Dublin has serious serious problems with gangland warfare over the years, it was the stage for Veronica Guerin, an Irish crime reporter, who was sicky gunned down in cold blood in the city a few years back when investigating Dublin crime. Dublin and Ireland went into shock and never really recovered. Murders have increased in numbers since, and no real thorough investigations have been done, which is a shame (fear?). These low-lifes must be stopped from roaming the streets of Dublin and murdering whoever gets in their way.
So can all the gangland murders and violence finally end in Dublin? Not anytime soon most likely.
We all hope the politicians and guards (Irish police force) put a stop to the dead bodies showing up every month and sincere investigations and actions happen…for the sake of Dublin.