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# david-norris - Last year 2021

European court rejects challenge to 'almighty God' wording in Presidential oath
# Almighty God
# Almighty God

European court rejects challenge to 'almighty God' wording in Presidential oath

Updated Nov 18th 2021, 11:30 AM 46,405 Views 0 Comments

The case is being taken by TD Róisín Shortall and others including Senator David Norris.

# david-norris - All time

Lynn Ruane, David Norris and Michael McDowell to return to the Seanad
# Seanad Election
# Seanad Election

Lynn Ruane, David Norris and Michael McDowell to return to the Seanad

Apr 2nd 2020, 12:05 PM 19,442 Views 55 Comments

Counting continues to fill seats on the Industrial and Commercial panels.

Seanad briefly suspended over 'misogyny' row
# Spin Units
# Spin Units

Seanad briefly suspended over 'misogyny' row

Nov 21st 2018, 8:05 PM 24,513 Views 30 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Lorraine Clifford-Lee clashed with Fine Gael’s Jerry Buttimer.

David Norris: The Hirschfeld Centre revolutionised Temple Bar in 1979 - it deserves a commemorative plaque
# LGBT CENTRE
# LGBT CENTRE

David Norris: The Hirschfeld Centre revolutionised Temple Bar in 1979 - it deserves a commemorative plaque

Nov 9th 2018, 7:00 AM 8,689 Views 15 Comments

Senator David Norris on the legacy of the Hirschfeld Centre, which burned down.

'Forget ageism, it's the truth' - Norris claims 77-year-old Michael D running for second term would be ill-advised
# Sole Runner
# Sole Runner

'Forget ageism, it's the truth' - Norris claims 77-year-old Michael D running for second term would be ill-advised

Jun 28th 2018, 8:19 AM 56,865 Views 76 Comments

Norris himself ran against Michael D Higgins in the 2011 presidential election.

'And then a rocket sprang and bang': We asked David Norris to read his favourite section of Ulysses
# Bloomsday
# Bloomsday

'And then a rocket sprang and bang': We asked David Norris to read his favourite section of Ulysses

Jun 15th 2018, 8:30 PM 8,024 Views 17 Comments

Happy Bloomsday.

Taoiseach planning measures to 'recognise the wrongs' done to those criminalised for homosexuality
# Anniversary
# Anniversary

Taoiseach planning measures to 'recognise the wrongs' done to those criminalised for homosexuality

Jun 12th 2018, 5:45 PM 13,532 Views 91 Comments

Ireland officially passed legislation which finally decriminalised homosexuality on 24 June 1993.

Celebrity Home Of The Year was on last night and Twitter was BET into it
# Celeb Gaffs
From The Daily Edge
# Celeb Gaffs

Celebrity Home Of The Year was on last night and Twitter was BET into it

Jan 3rd 2018, 9:59 AM 15,533 Views 1 Comment

Because who doesn’t love a good snoop?

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

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

Jun 28th 2017, 7:11 PM 41,060 Views 88 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 30th 2016, 6:45 AM 21,625 Views 49 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 25th 2016, 12:00 PM 8,060 Views 39 Comments

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

David Norris says people on social welfare shouldn't be allowed to buy drink
# Slabs Of Drink
# Slabs Of Drink

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

Dec 11th 2015, 11:53 AM 41,836 Views 310 Comments

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

David Norris: I am not in favour of incest, I never have been
# Same-Sex Marriage
# Same-Sex Marriage

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

Oct 22nd 2015, 1:52 PM 16,619 Views 52 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 20th 2015, 11:08 PM 35,278 Views 191 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 28th 2015, 9:15 PM 21,100 Views 17 Comments

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

Comedian Al Porter will defend David Norris defamation case
# Sued
# Sued

Comedian Al Porter will defend David Norris defamation case

Sep 7th 2015, 4:13 PM 31,339 Views 0 Comments

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

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

7 times this century sexism in Irish politics made us cringe

Jul 20th 2015, 3:49 PM 8,189 Views 2 Comments

“Rein her in there”.

A senator is worried about Yanis Varoufakis' wife riding on a motorbike without a helmet
# Seanadigans
# Seanadigans

A senator is worried about Yanis Varoufakis' wife riding on a motorbike without a helmet

Jul 8th 2015, 4:01 PM 22,456 Views 109 Comments

Yep, really.

David Norris: The most common advice about reading Ulysses is 'absolute rubbish'
# Bloomsday
# Bloomsday

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

Jun 16th 2015, 11:55 AM 17,075 Views 28 Comments

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

David Norris on Stephen Fry and replacing wombs with 'bazookas'
# Beyond Bloomsday
# Beyond Bloomsday

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

Jun 16th 2015, 10:30 AM 10,479 Views 19 Comments

This is going to be one LIVELY conversation.

David Norris got an amazing reception at Dublin Castle this afternoon
# It's A Yes
# It's A Yes

David Norris got an amazing reception at Dublin Castle this afternoon

May 23rd 2015, 2:20 PM 26,278 Views 54 Comments

The independent senator was the toast of the courtyard.

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

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

May 14th 2015, 9:00 PM 10,676 Views 100 Comments

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

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

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

May 13th 2015, 6:10 PM 12,493 Views 175 Comments

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

9 times when Irish politics has been really sexist
# Most Unparliamentary
# Most Unparliamentary

9 times when Irish politics has been really sexist

Feb 1st 2015, 10:30 AM 28,677 Views 50 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 19th 2015, 10:34 AM 20,675 Views 55 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 25th 2014, 10:39 PM 33,078 Views 97 Comments

“What I have seen has absolutely horrified me.”

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

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

Nov 5th 2014, 3:30 PM 23,857 Views 112 Comments

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

David Norris takes on Russia Today presenter over gay rights
# Chasing The Rainbow
# Chasing The Rainbow

David Norris takes on Russia Today presenter over gay rights

Oct 10th 2014, 6:28 PM 32,756 Views 188 Comments

It was a lively discussion to say the least…

WATCH: David Norris calls 1916 rebels 'traitors to their own cause'
# Irish History X
# Irish History X

WATCH: David Norris calls 1916 rebels 'traitors to their own cause'

Sep 19th 2014, 9:59 AM 23,536 Views 155 Comments

The plot thickens…

TDs and Senators will meet the Israeli and Palestinian ambassadors today

TDs and Senators will meet the Israeli and Palestinian ambassadors today

Sep 3rd 2014, 7:00 AM 5,134 Views 66 Comments

Expect some very pointed questions…

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

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

Jul 31st 2014, 10:20 PM 23,678 Views 233 Comments

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

RSVP: Senators want to invite Pope Francis to Ireland
# You're Invited
# You're Invited

RSVP: Senators want to invite Pope Francis to Ireland

Feb 19th 2014, 3:12 PM 8,718 Views 84 Comments

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'
# Equality
# Equality

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

Feb 19th 2014, 9:08 AM 13,714 Views 94 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 4th 2014, 11:20 PM 15,011 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 29th 2013, 6:30 PM 12,534 Views 7 Comments

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

Lapgate, run Rabbitte, run and talking through her f***y - the political year in videos
# Review 2013
# Review 2013

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

Dec 26th 2013, 8:45 AM 5,327 Views 7 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 26th 2013, 10:00 AM 8,607 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 22nd 2013, 10:17 AM 29,593 Views 79 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 21st 2013, 9:42 PM 13,129 Views 38 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 8th 2013, 3:47 PM 20,814 Views 129 Comments

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

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