Sunday 4 December 2016

'Love/Hate' tells it like it really is

Published 09/12/2012 | 05:00

Madam – RTE's Love/Hate series has provoked a lot of commentary in the media. I agree that the acting is great and the plot line is clever and plausible, but I think it's wise to bear in mind that the series is based on the real horror and tragedy of Irish ganglands.

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In particular, the unsavoury links depicted in recent episodes between mainstream gangsters and dissident so-called republicans reflect a sickening reality.

In that dark and ruthless underbelly of our society, there are no heroes or winners, no sexy killers or super-cool dealers; only a seemingly endless supply of evil human beings, whose activities have brought grief and misery to countless families and whose drug-pushing has ripped communities apart.

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