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Monday 18 December 2017

Editorial: Life of crime is squalid

Steve Collins, the father of murdered Roy Collins, fears that popular RTE drama Love/Hate in some way glamorises gangsters' lives.

He says the choice of good-looking actors and the depiction of gangsters as people who drive around in flash cars could influence young people.

A day in the courts or a visit to the areas in which these people live should disabuse anyone of that notion. The life of a criminal is frequently grubby, squalid -- and short.

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