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Dessie is on the ball with stunning wildlife photos

Editor's Viewpoint

Former footballer and referee Dessie Loughery has courageously given us a glimpse into the life of someone struggling to come to terms with being bipolar. It is a condition that once drove him to the point of taking his own life - although he was unaware that he suffered from it.

Fortunately he received help and now his passion for wildlife photography and the endless hours spent in hides to gain one of his stunning pictures has helped him come to terms with the condition. The solitude enables him to slow down his racing mind and replace the turmoil with positive thoughts. He deserves great credit for his candour which may help many others.

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