Wednesday 23 August 2017

No hot water, just cold ice-cream as Joan hits the election trail

Tanaiste Joan Burton met local man Vincent O’Shea after she stopped for an ice cream on the canvass in Kilkenny yesterday. Picture: Dylan Vaughan
Tanaiste Joan Burton met local man Vincent O’Shea after she stopped for an ice cream on the canvass in Kilkenny yesterday. Picture: Dylan Vaughan
Lise Hand

Lise Hand

The Tánaiste's eyes lit up as an ice-cream cone was handed out to her through the window of Kitty's Cabin on John Street. "Oh, that's lovely," she smiled.

One ice-cream doesn't necessarily make a summer, but one politician eating an ice-cream is definitive proof that the voting season is well and truly nigh.

Joan Burton was taking a stroll around the sunny streets of Kilkenny early yesterday evening on a brief but unhurried canvass with Willie Quinn, Labour's candidate for next month's by-election. It's a bit of a phoney war that is under way in the constituency until the writ is moved in the Dáil (most likely next week) for the May 22 vote.

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