Saturday 25 March 2017

Latest gang killings most embarrassing chain of events for gardaí in 20 years

'There were four undercover journalists at the Regency Hotel monitoring the event for gang activity – but no gardaí'
'There were four undercover journalists at the Regency Hotel monitoring the event for gang activity – but no gardaí'
Jim Cusack

Jim Cusack

The annual Garda Commissioners' reports on crime, presented to the Minister for Justice and published immediately thereafter every year up to the 1990s, provide a clear insight into serious and other crime in Ireland.

In these reports, Commissioners set out in clear language and easy-to-understand statistical form the amount and type of crime that had been committed - and what the gardaí were doing about it.

In 1989 there were 17 murders; 15 were solved and two remained unsolved.

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