It is strange – even unbelievable – for the Taoiseach of a major meat exporting country to proclaim he’s cutting back on his meat intake for health reasons and also to reduce his carbon footprint.

It’s akin to British prime minister Theresa May stating that she’s cutting back on the use of her British-built Jaguar car because she no longer felt it was safe or good for the environment – poor Theresa has made loads of gaffes but even she hasn’t fallen for that one.