The question remains – who will replace Fran McNulty as RTÉ’s agriculture and consumer affairs correspondent? The answer is, of course, no one.

Fran set a bar for reporting agricultural stories with a vigour and zest that not everyone in RTÉ can muster about rural Ireland.

However, Fran has swapped his outdoor coat permanently for the PrimeTime wardrobe and I understand that RTÉ is looking internally to try to fill his wellies.

But they better not wait too much longer, or the I might come knocking on their door.