Stalker had the message of congratulations and good luck with the job all ready for the notes this month. That is the one to congratulate the new minister of agriculture in the new government in Ireland.
Seventeen days later, scratch that - the new Minister Barry Cowen was gone. In short order another new minister for Agriculture was installed.
Dara Calleary has now been appointed Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine.
Letís hope he lasts a bit longer.
Pippa Hackett (Greens) will be a Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture attending Cabinet.