'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.
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.