The Dealer almost spat out his morning tea as he was perusing the parliamentary questions from the Dáil.

We might be in the midst of a pandemic, but the Department of Agriculture isn't taking any chances in terms of future possible calamitous events.

The Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue told Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald that a report is due out shortly titled: Development of a working model for predicting and identifying the locations of contaminated farms following a nuclear accident event.

We all know Fianna Fáil's feelings about a possible Sinn Féin win in the next election, but that sort of language seemed a little strong. Either way, I put down the tea and went to the medicine cupboard to dust off the iodine tablets.

Clearly, Minister McConalogue knows something I don't.

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