So, it wasn’t exactly Mr & Mrs smith and there may have been a lack of Angelina, however, TV3’s newest show Assassins gives us a deep and detailed (and not so sexy) insight to the world of contract killing in Ireland.
Assassins: Ireland’s Contract Killers, which aired wednesday night on TV3, is the networks newest show to hit our screens. The six-part series will follow criminologist prof David Wilson and investigative journalist Donal Macintyre as they give us a peek into the minds of Ireland’s contract killers.
The pair then use case studies to help us understand what are known to be the four types of hitmen: novices, journeymen, dilettantes and masters.
The first episode of the series sees Paddy “The Whack” Doyle, who started his career as a novice, but gradually moved up the ranks to a journeyman. Its known that Doyle was a notorious hand for Fat Freddie Thompson and is believed to have been involved in at least three contract killings in Dublin city.
Doyle then travelled abroad, working for other gangs in the United Kingdom before he set sights on the costa del sol, where he was later killed in 2008 and all at the ripe old age of 28.