With all the talk of empty shelves, The Dealer was reminded of the bread crisis during the Beast from the East and the issue around Irish wheat – which still isn’t used to make the flour in our daily bread today.

The Dealer was also reminded that the late, great, editor of this newspaper Paddy O’Keeffe locked horns on the same issue decades ago when he was told Irish wheat didn’t meet milling standards. True to form, Paddy sourced some Irish wheat and had it milled and made into loaves to send to TDs around the country.

Ahead of his time once again, but in this instance the idea failed to rise.