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TD wants trout caviar put on the Dail menu

Let them eat caviar! A Labour backbencher cracked open some expensive caviar at Leinster House yesterday and wants it on the House menu.

Labour TD Ann Phelan is pushing for the luxury delicacy, which comes in at €19.95 per 100g, and is made in her constituency, to be put on the menu in the Dail restaurant.

Her calls follows leading chef Darina Allen's presentation to politicians at the British-Irish parliamentary assembly on Monday.

The trout caviar, produced by Kilkenny couple Ger and Mags Kirwan of Goatsbridge trout farm in Thomastown, should be put on the menu, according to Ms Phelan.

The caviar launched in March has already won over the Russians, producers of the world's best caviar.

However, Ms Phelan's idea may leave a bad taste in the mouths of the electorate who are struggling to put bread on the table.

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