Lise Hand: A battle for hearts of people who just don't have any
Mary Hanafin, the Minister for Fun, sat like a tight-lipped Dun Laoghaire Sphinx, clinging onto the fence
MICHAEL Martin faced a wall of cameras massed on the plinth. He had no regrets. "One has to make a stand," he said simply.
In the end, he alone among the senior cabinet ministers stepped up to the mark and stuck to his convictions.