Latest gang killings most embarrassing chain of events for gardaí in 20 years
Published 10/02/2016 | 02:30
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.