Another first for Ireland – Limerick has become the new official murder capital of Europe, with a ratio of more than seven homicides per 100,000 population. Glasgow in Scotland, which previously had the highest homicide rate in Western Europe, recorded just over 5 killings per 100,000 people. Firearms are a major problem here, with gardaí seizing over 500 guns a year – that is 10 times more than they recovered from republicans during the entire period of the IRA terror campaign. I wonder what has happened in Limerick that has brought this horrendous situation around? What is the government doing about it?