Martina Devlin: Joe talks a great fight -- but has no answers on the State's €19bn deficit
Published 18/02/2011 | 05:00
INVOKING the spirit of the 1913 Lockout didn't move her. Nor did references to mobilising the working class. She shrugged at the mention of Larkin and Connolly and remained stony-faced when he reminded her of how ordinary Egyptians had toppled a hated regime.
But when Joe Higgins took a break from ideology, started stroking her tortoiseshell cat Lola and unexpectedly confessed to liking cats, voter Martina O'Connor melted.
The mature student disappeared into the house, returning with a pamphlet about neutering feral cats and returning them to the wild.