Lise Hand: Boisterous battleaxe becomes a beatific, benevolent Bambi
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.
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).