Kevin works at a scrap yard, but loses his job because of false allegations. He is accused of having hidden a gun in the scrap yard. It is the daughter of his boss who comes up with these untrue accusations.
As a person Kevin is described as calm, serious and hardworking. He is kind and will not hurt a fly unless he is badly irritated. He thinks that the violence around the conflict is unreasonable and unnecessary. Therefore he had no indention for joining IRA.
Kevin and Sadie are both certain that people can be friends even if they belong to different religions. But they have some differences of opinion. Kevin holds the conventional Catholics view that family planning is not natural, and Sadie thinks the opposite. But they become friends after arguing for a while. They both feel that it is too much fighting in the world for them to fight over such “small things”.