The return of the Lumper


Sir, – It’s astonishing to read about the reappearance of the Lumper potato (An Irishman’s Diary, March 14th). This is the spud which promised so much for so many, at so little cost that it displaced all others throughout most of the country.

Unfortunately, in a short period of time its total failure reduced the country to a stinking mess leaving the ordinary people to carry the burden or flee to other shores. Now news of its reintroduction coincides with the reported resurgence in the polls of Fianna Fáil. Please tell me I’ve missed the joke. – Yours, etc,


Shamrock Grove,

Kilmacow, Co Kilkenny.