Gallipoli's Irish heroes finally get their due
Gallipoli: Ireland's Forgotten Heroes, RTE One
* Jane The Virgin, E4
Published 25/04/2015 | 02:30
When I was growing up in Crumlin in the early '80s, there was an elderly man known as 'Mad Larry' by kids and their parents alike. It wasn't an affectionate nickname.
No, Mad Larry - as we were told by disapproving adults - was guilty of a particularly heinous crime - he "fought for the Brits" and had come back from World War II with a screamingly obvious case of extreme PTSD.
Nobody ever knew just what this poor, damaged man had seen and gone through, because he was a pariah to some in the area. He lived with his mother and when she died he stayed indoors, and whatever private psychological hell he was forced to relive was broken only by the sound of banging on his windows and kicks to his door.