Monday 5 December 2016

Lise Hand: Boisterous battleaxe becomes a beatific, benevolent Bambi

Published 11/10/2011 | 05:00

Desperately seeking Dana. Her tour schedule promised that the candidate would be in Monaghan town for a walkabout at 1pm yesterday, but where precisely had yet to be determined.

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So around noon an enquiring call was made to her campaign phone. "We're on the way but we got delayed, we have to go to a radio station first," explained a male voice, who then added, "She'll tell you herself."

Dana took the phone. They were heading for Northern Sound radio station, and then onto a mental health centre (she wasn't sure of the address), and then she would do a walkabout. But then Dana then dissolved in a fit of coughing and had to hang up, promising to call back. (She did).

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