Kevin Myers

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Kevin Myers (born 30 March 1947) is an English-born-Irish journalist and writer. He writes for the Irish Independent and is a former contributor to The Irish Times, where he wrote the "An Irishman's Diary" opinion column several times weekly. Until 2005, Myers wrote for the Sunday Telegraph in the UK.

His articles often offer criticism of left-wing opinion and the "liberal consensus", sometimes incorporating hyperbole, sarcasm and parody.

Biography

Myers was born to an Irish emigrant family in Leicester, England, where his father was a General Practitioner.Craig, Patricia. "". Irish Independent, 7 March 2008. Retrieved on 27 May 2008. He attended Ratcliffe College, a Catholic independent school.

Myers was accepted by University College Dublin, where he subsequently obtained a degree in History in 1969. He began to work as a journalist for RTÉ, and reported from Northern Ireland during the height of the Troubles from 1971 to 1978. In the 1980s, he covered the Lebanese Civil War, and in the 1990s the Bosnian War. Otherwise he has been based in Dublin and Liverpool.

Myers is married and lives near Ballymore Eustace, County Kildare.

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Myers' Irish Times opinion columns were often in contrast to its editorial position, which led to some conflict with his editors. In early January 2005, The Irish Times refused...
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