The RTÉ documentary Inside Ireland’s Covid Battle should be watched by every Irish citizen. And maybe it should be broadcast every week until a vaccine is found as a reminder. So, while thinking of nurses, doctors and the other frontline workers it may appear trite but there are other worthy professions who also shine through the darkness.

Farmers and food producers have played a blinder too from the start. Just think about the obstacles which the entire food chain, from farm to shop has had to negotiate.