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Dublin republican, Alan Ryan, was killed in early September of this year. His killing was seemingly carried out by somebody working for drug gangs in the capital; Alan Ryan’s membership of the 32 County Sovereignty Movement and Real IRA would have caused him to clash with drug gangs given these republican groupings opposition to such practises – as with the shooting of dealers in Cork, Dublin and Derry city.
The upcoming season of Love/Hate centres – insofar as the advertisements would have us believe – on a clash between the protagonists and ‘the Ra’. The one-minute youtube clip for this season has several references to republicans, and prominently features footage of a republican funeral or parade.
Love/Hate is a hugely popular television programme, and this season’s production predates the killing of Alan Ryan. However, the felon-setting – indeed the groundwork for Ryan’s death being interpreted as nothing more than another body-count in some drug turf war – long preceded the Love/Hate programme. Hack tabloid scribblers like Paul Williams and the fool at the Sunday World have been laying the explanatory basis for such killings on the part of drug gangs for years now, parroted unquestionably by others in the media despite a shred of hard evidence.
Ryan’s death turned the spotlight back on the work of republicans, particularly in the capital, and their anti-drugs stance. Despite newspapers reporting a funeral attendance of between 500 and one-thousand, not one report I read sought to provide an explanation for why so many locals – yes, people from the north were there also – were in attendance. As hack, Paul Williams, well knows, there is money in throwing the republican movement into ‘discussions’ on the drug problem in the capital – however smear-like it may be.
Has Love/Hate sought to exploit these issues, as hacked out by Paul Williams for years now?
And has the editor responsible for the new season’s advertisement sought to exploit the recent news-worthy killing of a republican in the city at the hands of criminal drug gangs by featuring prominently such public, urban displays of republican support as were seen in north Dublin city not two months ago?
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If anybody is going to quote the OP, please cut out the youtube video when you do so...