Diarmaid Ferriter: Radio reveals what a strange country this is

Kevin Myers, Brian Cowen and fairy forts – my holiday listening was a revelation

Kevin Myers with Michael O’Leary at the launch of the former’s memoir, ‘A Single Headstrong Heart’, last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Kevin Myers with Michael O’Leary at the launch of the former’s memoir, ‘A Single Headstrong Heart’, last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There were quare things going on when I was away, a reminder of what a strange little country this can be. Abandoning emails and television, I allowed myself on my vacation in Ireland the indulgence of radio between downpours and heard Kevin Myers apologising on RTÉ radio for his offensive column.

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