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#David Norris

# david-norris - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

Norris lets rip on vulture funds: 'Why were they allowed into this country?'

Speaking about his new Housing Co-op Bill, Norris said people appear to have forgotten that “eviction” is a dirty word in Ireland.

# david-norris - Friday 30 December, 2016

Government considered using 'AIDS argument' in David Norris gay rights case

In battling David Norris’ claims that Irish homosexuality laws were in breach of his human rights, the government was considering all kinds of defences.

# david-norris - Saturday 25 June, 2016

"The battle globally is only just beginning" - David Norris on what Pride means to him

We visited the LGBTA campaigner on the eve of the Pride festival.

# david-norris - Friday 11 December, 2015

David Norris says people on social welfare shouldn't be allowed to buy drink

The independent senator said alcohol had now become “a human right” in Ireland.

# david-norris - Thursday 22 October, 2015

David Norris: I am not in favour of incest, I never have been

The independent senator has sought to clarify remarks he made in the Seanad on Tuesday.

# david-norris - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

David Norris says that gay cousins should be allowed to marry each other

“It wouldn’t take a feather out of me if two cousin married each other. What’s the problem with that. Really?”

# david-norris - Monday 28 September, 2015

'My son will never live independently. I fear for his future when I'm dead'

Dr Tom Clonan, a security analyst and former army captain, is running for the Seanad.

# david-norris - Monday 7 September, 2015

Comedian Al Porter will defend David Norris defamation case

Norris is suing Porter over a joke he made two years ago.

# david-norris - Monday 20 July, 2015

From The Daily Edge 7 times this century sexism in Irish politics made us cringe Lapgate

7 times this century sexism in Irish politics made us cringe

“Rein her in there”.

# david-norris - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

A senator is worried about Yanis Varoufakis' wife riding on a motorbike without a helmet Seanadigans This post contains videos

# david-norris - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

David Norris: The most common advice about reading Ulysses is ‘absolute rubbish’

“If you’re bored or confused, forget about it, move on.”

David Norris on Stephen Fry and replacing wombs with 'bazookas'

This is going to be one LIVELY conversation.

# david-norris - Saturday 23 May, 2015

David Norris got an amazing reception at Dublin Castle this afternoon

The independent senator was the toast of the courtyard.

# david-norris - Thursday 14 May, 2015

Lots of TDs are breaking the rules and wearing Yes pins - but will they be punished?

The wearing of pins and badges in Leinster House has become a hot topic in recent days.

# david-norris - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

David Norris: "As a gay man, I would really welcome being voted to be an equal person"

The independent senator came on the plinth to dismiss No side claims about funding to groups campaigning for a Yes vote.

# david-norris - Sunday 1 February, 2015

9 times when Irish politics has been really sexist Most Unparliamentary This post contains videos

9 times when Irish politics has been really sexist

The debate about sexism in Irish politics has been reignited by Michael Lowry and his controversial note this week.

# david-norris - Monday 19 January, 2015

"I'm sure Ireland will recover...": David Norris's very David Norris response to Leo Leo

"I'm sure Ireland will recover...": David Norris's very David Norris response to Leo

Meanwhile, one of Fine Gael’s more conservative TDs says she appreciates the move will be consoling to young people who are gay.

# david-norris - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

WATCH: David Norris condemns 'knickers shops and ignorant buildings' in Dublin city

“What I have seen has absolutely horrified me.”

# david-norris - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

There was an almighty row over Phil Hogan and Irish Water in the Seanad today

The upper house was suspended three times this afternoon. Here’s what happened….

# david-norris - Friday 10 October, 2014

David Norris takes on Russia Today presenter over gay rights Chasing The Rainbow This post contains videos

David Norris takes on Russia Today presenter over gay rights

It was a lively discussion to say the least…

# david-norris - Friday 19 September, 2014

# david-norris - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

TDs and Senators will meet the Israeli and Palestinian ambassadors today

TDs and Senators will meet the Israeli and Palestinian ambassadors today

Expect some very pointed questions…

# david-norris - Thursday 31 July, 2014

Here's Charlie Flanagan's explanation of why Ireland won't be throwing out Israel's ambassador

“If we expelled every ambassador from Dublin for alleged human rights abuses there would be very few CD-plated registered cars around our city.”

# david-norris - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

RSVP: Senators want to invite Pope Francis to Ireland

A visit from Pope Francis to Ireland would begin the healing process, says Senator David Norris who tabled the motion.

WATCH: Senator asks RTÉ payout recipients to 'give the money back'

During his two minutes speaking time last night, David Norris claimed there is homophobia present in the upper house.

# david-norris - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

David Norris and Paul Murphy raise homophobia in Irish and EU parliaments

Senator David Norris calls for debate on the issue in the Seanad while MEP Paul Murphy brings up the Irish row in Strasbourg.

# david-norris - Sunday 29 December, 2013

‘The Bart Simpson defence’: Surprising pop culture references in the Dáil and Seanad

Everything from Miley Cyrus to Downton Abbey has been raised in the Dáil and Seanad chambers down the years…

# david-norris - Thursday 26 December, 2013

Lapgate, run Rabbitte, run and talking through her f***y - the political year in videos

All the best shouting, attention seeking and scandal caught on camera.

# david-norris - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Prince George, peat briquettes and David Norris: The week in numbers

Plus: How much money has the HSE spent so far this year?

# david-norris - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

PICS: After 40 years, David Norris has shaved off his beard for charity Beardless This post contains images

PICS: After 40 years, David Norris has shaved off his beard for charity

The senator has given his 40-year-old beard the chop in aid of cancer charities.

# david-norris - Monday 21 October, 2013

David Norris to shave off his beard - over the Seanad referendum

The Senator will shave his beard off for charity on the Ray D’Arcy show tomorrow morning.

# david-norris - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

"No bloody hope will I work for nothing" - David Norris

On the first day back after the referendum result, David Norris has already hit out at the idea that senators should not be paid.

# david-norris - Sunday 6 October, 2013

‘Fannies’, ‘prats’ and ‘clowns’: 10 bizarre moments from the 24th Seanad

From the Justice Minister’s laughing fit, to Jim Walsh’s controversial comments on abortion. Say what you like about the chamber’s effectiveness; so far the current crop of senators have been anything but boring.

Poets, presidents and polls: The Seanad through the decades

It’s existence now secure after Friday’s referendum, TheJournal.ie takes a look back at some interesting moments from the history of the upper chamber…

# david-norris - Saturday 5 October, 2013

'We got the Twitter out': Norris explains No side's 'success' in Seanad referendum

David Norris was in sparkling form at Dublin Castle this afternoon.

# david-norris - Monday 16 September, 2013

From The Daily Edge 8 reasons we can't wait for the Dáil to return Feck You Deputy Stagg

8 reasons we can't wait for the Dáil to return

Absence makes the heart grow… fonder?

# david-norris - Friday 30 August, 2013

Irish transgender woman Lydia Foy nominated for European Diversity Award

Foy is one of eight nominees for the award with Senator David Norris also shortlisted.

# david-norris - Saturday 27 July, 2013

Brian Hayes on why he told John Crown: 'You lick yourself every night' Seanad Referendum This post contains videos

Brian Hayes on why he told John Crown: 'You lick yourself every night'

The junior minister got into a heated argument with senator John Crown during a recent debate on the Seanad abolition.

# david-norris - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Poll: Do you think there is sexism in Leinster House? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think there is sexism in Leinster House?

The behaviour of David Norris and Tom Barry has raised some eyebrows – but what do you think?

Column: Sexism in Leinster House is alive and well

Two male politicians showed how sexism can come in many forms – post-modern with an ironic twist and just plain old-fashioned, writes Maura Adshead.

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