Excuse my laungage but as you can tell I’m fuming. This needs to stop. We need to do more. The government needs to wake up and wake up fast to what’s happening in this country or we are going to have an avalanche more down the tracks. #mentalhealth#notgoodenoughpic.twitter.com/czi0FoPxW4
Former footballer Gary Dempsey makes a plea for improved mental health services and for people to reach out to those who they feel may be in trouble amid reports of depression and suicides during lockdown.
From top: Depeche Mode’s Andy Fletcher with Martin Gore unidentified friend in unnamed Dublin pub, NME, 1983; An unsuccessful location check with photographer Adrian Boot; Jack Charlton recalled on RTÉ News with stained glass ‘JC’ window in background
We recently published a post, about our efforts to try and identify the Dublin pub in a 1983 picture of Andy Fletcher from Depeche Mode in NME (by Adrian Boot).
We eventually solved the issue, with a good pinch of serendipity after one of the features of the pub popped up in a news report on Jack Charlton’s passing. I thought your readers might enjoy…(at link below)
From top: Jack Charlton with former FAI boss Fran Fields in College Green, Dublin 2 for the Italia’90 homecoming, July 1, 1990; Addressing the crowd at the same event; With his backroom staff pitch side at Lansdowne Road during a game against Spain, October 1993; At the World Cup ’94 homecoming in the Phoenix Park, July 7, 1994; Jack leaves Lansdowne Road after a friendly against England is called off when rioting starts by away fans, February 15, 1995; Jack (centre) with Kilkenny hurler DJ Carey (left) and rugby star and pundit Tony Ward in September 9, 2003; Jack in 1998
Former Republic of Ireland manager, World Cup winner and Leeds United legend Jack Charlton has passed away at the age of 85.
He died yesterday, following a long-term illness. His family were by his side.