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#David Norris

# david-norris - Thursday 18 November, 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 45,825 Views 0 Comments

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

# david-norris - Thursday 2 April, 2020

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 19,395 Views 55 Comments

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

# david-norris - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

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

Seanad briefly suspended over 'misogyny' row

Nov 21st 2018, 8:05 PM 24,480 Views 29 Comments

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

# david-norris - Friday 9 November, 2018

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 8,595 Views 15 Comments

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

# david-norris - Thursday 28 June, 2018

'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 56,767 Views 76 Comments

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

# david-norris - Friday 15 June, 2018

'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 7,996 Views 17 Comments

Happy Bloomsday.

# david-norris - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

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 13,512 Views 91 Comments

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

# david-norris - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

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 15,495 Views 1 Comment

Because who doesn’t love a good snoop?

# david-norris - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

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 40,995 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.

# david-norris - Friday 30 December, 2016

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 21,579 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.

# david-norris - Saturday 25 June, 2016

"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 8,039 Views 39 Comments

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
# 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 40,925 Views 310 Comments

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
# 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 16,581 Views 52 Comments

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
# Seanad
# Seanad

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

Oct 20th 2015, 11:08 PM 35,074 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?”

# david-norris - Monday 28 September, 2015

'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 21,018 Views 17 Comments

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
# Sued
# Sued

Comedian Al Porter will defend David Norris defamation case

Sep 7th 2015, 4:13 PM 31,301 Views 0 Comments

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

# david-norris - Monday 20 July, 2015

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 8,134 Views 2 Comments

“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
# Seanadigans

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

Jul 8th 2015, 4:01 PM 22,436 Views 107 Comments

Yep, really.

# david-norris - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

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 16,788 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 10,430 Views 19 Comments

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
# 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 26,256 Views 54 Comments

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?
# 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 10,644 Views 100 Comments

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"
# 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 12,447 Views 175 Comments

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
# Most Unparliamentary

9 times when Irish politics has been really sexist

Feb 1st 2015, 10:30 AM 28,254 Views 50 Comments

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
# Leo

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

Jan 19th 2015, 10:34 AM 20,653 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.

# david-norris - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

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 33,052 Views 97 Comments

“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
# Seanadigans
# Seanadigans

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

Nov 5th 2014, 3:30 PM 23,838 Views 112 Comments

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
# Chasing The Rainbow

David Norris takes on Russia Today presenter over gay rights

Oct 10th 2014, 6:28 PM 32,682 Views 188 Comments

It was a lively discussion to say the least…

# david-norris - Friday 19 September, 2014

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 23,483 Views 155 Comments

The plot thickens…

# 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

Sep 3rd 2014, 7:00 AM 5,116 Views 66 Comments

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
# 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 23,659 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.”

# david-norris - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

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 8,702 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 13,695 Views 94 Comments

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
# Debate
# Debate

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

Feb 4th 2014, 11:20 PM 14,961 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.

# david-norris - Sunday 29 December, 2013

‘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 12,490 Views 7 Comments

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
# 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 5,308 Views 7 Comments

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
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

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

Oct 26th 2013, 10:00 AM 8,593 Views 5 Comments

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
# Beardless

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

Oct 22nd 2013, 10:17 AM 29,556 Views 79 Comments

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
# Charity
# Charity

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

Oct 21st 2013, 9:42 PM 13,119 Views 37 Comments

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
# No Way Pal
# No Way Pal

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

Oct 8th 2013, 3:47 PM 20,795 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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