I have 5 local FM stations transmitting with 10-60 kW ERP directly west from my place. This amount of power causes crossmodulation when I turn my Triax antenna to the west. 220° is the limit! This is the reason why I seldom check for Ireland and UK on FM. However June 7 I logged several stations from Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland. (Logg here: http://www.fmlist.org/fm_logmap.php?datum=2013-06-07&omid=2257&band=ALL&target=ALL ) One of these stations was Midwest Radio where Angelina in the studio gave me my very first FM_QSL from Ireland.