Down All The Days

Down All The Days
Jo Spain: ‘I didn’t grow up in the prettiest of places, but once I opened books I could be anywhere’ PIc: Bryan Meade

As recently as 2014, Jo Spain was working for Sinn Féin in the Dáil. Now she’s an established crime author, and her latest work - the TV show Taken Down - is being billed as the new Love/Hate

Tonight, at 9.30pm, Jo Spain will be joined by “butterflies the size of doves”.

The 39-year-old mum of four will be sitting down and turning on RTE One. Coming up: Taken Down, the fictional crime series that centres on the murder of a young Nigerian man in Dublin, and a programme described as “the new Love/Hate”. Taken Down is co-written by one Stuart Carolan, the Love/Hate screenwriter, and one very nervous but happy Jo Spain....

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