I have had two letters published in the Irish Times this month. The first was to correct the assertion, made by the wife of President Higgins, that Gustav Holst was German. The second, which appeared on Friday, was part of an ongoing correspondence on the need to develop and expand the Irish rail system.

A third, which was not used, complained about the woke decision, taken recently, to change the name of the paper’s most read column, An Irishman’s Diary, to just An Irish Diary. I pointed out that in the past, when the piece, which appears daily, was written by a woman, it became An Irishwoman’s Diary. So what was the problem? What even was the issue? But the editor – he, she or they – was unmoved.

So be it. The editor is always right.