November 2, 2021

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Listen to some of my radio interviews about ‘In Fact’

It is wonderful to have the opportunity to share In Fact with the Irish public at last. In particular, it is great to reach a wide audience with the positive message of Ireland’s progress through the radio interviews I have undertaken to discuss the book. They give a good sense of what the book is about and a preview of some of the more interesting content.

Pat Kenny is one of our most well-established broadcasters and it was great to launch the book on his Newstalk show. Pat described In Fact as "a great book to dip into" and he literally did that as we conducted the interview, dipping into some of the more interesting facts about Ireland’s progress. Take a listen.

Mark Henry and Pat Kenny

Matt Cooper’s show ‘The Last Word’ on Today FM is a drivetime favourite. Matt has been an advocate for the nation’s positive progress in his radio and newspaper columns. We had a wide-ranging chat spanning many areas of achievement. Matt concluded that In Fact was "a tremendous corrective to excessive negativity. It’s a real eye-opener. Many people, particularly some of the social media keyboard warriors, would do well to have a read of it," he said. Listen here.

Mark Henry and Matt Cooper

Newstalk Breakfast marks the start of the day for many people. It was, therefore, wonderful to have the chance to talk with co-host Ciara Kelly about what we have achieved and why that can be hard to appreciate sometimes. Listen back here.

I thank all these broadcasters for their interest in the book’s story of Ireland’s modern development, and I hope your interest has been piqued enough to order a copy (or two).

In Fact: An Optimist’s Guide to Ireland at 100 - Book Side

Available to buy at all good book stores