Banrion Uladh was the name of the vessel that patrols the Irish Sea as far south as Anglesey and as far north as Lough Foyle.
It transports officials with powers to board fishing boats to check if they are complying with EU quotas.
It was launched in 2010 by then Sinn Fein Agriculture Minister Michelle Gildernew, and its Irish name, which translates as Queen of Ulster, sparked annoyance among DUP MLAs.
Now Michelle McIlveen – the DUP’s Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) Minister – has changed the boat’s name to Queen of Ulster, leading to Sinn Fein fury.
Colm Dore writes:
Seems the Good Friday Agreement doesn’t supercede the Statutes of Kilkenny after all.