The story of the organized crime scene of Dublin is revealed, centered on Darren, who wants to stay out of trouble but ends up returning to his old habits and his old gang.


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Series cast summary:
 Nidge (28 episodes, 2010-2014)
 Tommy (27 episodes, 2010-2014)
Aoibhinn McGinnity ...
 Trish (27 episodes, 2010-2014)
 Siobhan (27 episodes, 2010-2014)
 Fran (24 episodes, 2011-2014)
Mark Dunne ...
 Ado (24 episodes, 2011-2014)
 Elmo (19 episodes, 2010-2014)
 Darren / ... (18 episodes, 2010-2013)
Ian Lloyd Anderson ...
 Dean (18 episodes, 2011-2014)
Susan Loughnane ...
 Debbie (15 episodes, 2011-2013)
Dylan Stoeckhardt ...
 Warren (15 episodes, 2011-2014)
Stephen O'Brien ...
 Detective Terry (14 episodes, 2012-2014)
 Janet (14 episodes, 2012-2014)
 Nadine (13 episodes, 2012-2014)


LOVE/HATE is a gritty crime drama based on Dublin's criminal underworld. It depicts the drug addiction, squalor and violence of organised crime that has grown in post-boom Ireland. Darren Treacy (Robert Sheehan) returns to Dublin from Spain, spending time there while trying to avoid the Garda in Ireland for gun possession. Darren's brother Robbie is released from Cloverhill prison. While waiting to be collected, Robbie is shot outside a newsagents in a drive by shooting. Catastrophic events ignite tension among the drug gang, and family, friends and the community must live with the consequences. Written by Octagon Films

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18 September 2013 (USA)  »

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Любовь/Ненависть  »

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Best Drama by RTE
6 November 2012 | by (Sligo, Ireland) – See all my reviews

Definitely one of Irish Television's best ever series. Written by Stuart Carolan, who also wrote some episodes of Raw (another excellent drama), this series is the story of modern gangsterism on the streets of Dublin.

The acting is chillingly effective from two of the main gangster leads, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor and Aiden Gillen. Gillen, especially, is a menacing, ruthless, bloodthirsty, totally amoral drug boss. Robert Sheehan plays a younger gang member who returns to Dublin from Spain when he has been in enforced exile. Naturally, he teams up with Nidge, his old buddy (Vaughan-Taylor), mayhem ensues.

Killian Scott, Aoibhinn McGinnity, Charlie Murphy and Ruth Bradley also shine.

Now in it's third season, beginning next Sunday (RTE One, Sunday, November 13th, 2012), this is a series to be seen by the world, not just Ireland.

As a drama, I would put this on par with the best of the best of BBC productions.

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