From the age of 17, until he got a kidney transplant at 25, Eamon Ryan was on a special renal diet. This included a number of measures to try and protect his kidney function. Limiting meat consumption was annoying, but as a proud dairy farmer, keeping his milk intake to a pint per day was definitely unsavoury.

Now however, two and a half years after receiving a kidney from his mother Mary Ryan, the quota has been lifted and limiting milk is a thing of the past.