The Murder Capital


This afternoon.

Clonshaugh Avenue, Coolock, Dublin 17.

The house where a murder investigation has been opened into the death of a man, in his 20s, who was shot and killed at around 5.15pm last night.

Murder victim had been warned by gardaí life was in danger (RTÉ)



This afternoon.

Balbutcher Lane, Ballymun, Dublin 11.

A Garda spokesperson confirmed that a man’s body was discovered in a container just before 11am this morning. The discovery was made just yards from a local school. Officers are at the scene and have cordoned off the area.

Body of a man discovered in container near school in Ballymun, Co Dublin (The Irish Mirror)


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13 thoughts on “The Murder Capital

    1. newsjustin

      End drug use, remove market, prevent violence.

      Anyone in Ireland using illegal drugs* is responsible for gang related murders.

      *except in the tiny number of cases where people happen to grow/produce their own.

      1. Pee Peel

        Well thats never gonna happen. People enjoy taking recreational drugs. Why not legalise. Taxes can pay for better services for you and me.

      2. Cian

        But we’ve tried this. And it failed. People want to get out of their heads.

        So lets try something new?

        1. newsjustin


          But today individuals can reject violence and crime by deciding not to buy illegal drugs. Yes, laws may change, but people shouldn’t pretend that they have no control over this. Drug users are responsible for these murders. Stop buying drugs and putting money in these guys pockets. Yes, ok, campaign for a law change at the same time, but also accept some responsibility for ones own actions.

          1. scottser

            Well, Harney closed the head shops. There was a real opportunity to teach harm reduction lost right there.
            As for the murders, it’s not the drugs you’d be worried about, it’s the massive increase of idiots with guns.

  1. Gabby

    The beautiful people who take recreational pills, tablets and other illegal nonprescriptive drugs are ‘the market’ to which the international drugs trade is responding. The market mechanism includes a lot of gang feuds and contract murders. If you buy things near schools, night clubs and pop concert venues please thing about the international supply chain and the money disputes that lead to murder.

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