No. Widely hated in Dublin as being gangster scum. Aside from the fact they were hard core marxists in a conservative Roman Catholic country.
Widely adored by utra leftist cunts worldwide for murdering a lot of ordinary people
BTW I have known PIRA members who served long stretches because they got sucked in as teens and they hate them too but they keep quet becaue the sinners/provots etc are a bunch of murdering badtards just like the uvf who are in it for their own power.
The other 'factions' are just as toxic.. Shit on Irelands shoes the lot of them