Press Clippings

Norris calls for Irish inquiry into media

Wed, Nov 23, 2011, 00:00 JIMMY WALSH SEANAD REPORT: CLAIMING THE Irish media were engaging in the type of wrongful practices of which the British media had been accused at the Leveson Inquiry, David Norris (Ind) said he had been told by a newspaper editor that recent...

Norris seeks debate on Irish values after viewing ‘Tallafornia’

Wed, Mar 14, 2012, 00:00 Joanne Hunt Senator David Norris has called for a debate on standards in Irish life after watching TV3’s reality show, Tallafornia. Speaking in the Seanad yesterday, he described the programme as “drink-sodden” and said its seven participants,...

Norris says attempt to evict woman a ‘disgrace’

Fri, Mar 8, 2013, 00:00 JIMMY WALSH Criticising the attempted eviction of a terminally ill woman from a house near Croke Park last Wednesday, David Norris (Ind) said prior to Seanad sittings that a “ridiculous” prayer was recited. “I really disapprove of it as a...

The Laois man who was elected pope

Mon, May 6, 2013, 05:58 Sir, – Your former editor Conor Brady wrote a most interesting piece about “The Laois man who was elected pope” (An Irishman’s Diary, March 11th). I am delighted that he has unearthed and substantiated this story. I have known of it for some...

Constitutional convention rejects motion on Seanad

Convention votes not to discuss abolition of the upper house before referendum on its future Sat, May 18, 2013, 17:05 Ruadhan Mac Cormaic The constitutional convention has voted not to discuss the abolition of the Seanad before the referendum on the future of the...

David Norris being treated for cancer

Senator says illness related to viral hepatitis contracted from drinking tainted water in 1994 Wed, Jun 26, 2013, 09:32 Updated: Thu, Jun 27, 2013, 10:23 Senator David Norris has revealed he is suffering from cancer. In a statement this morning, the 68-year-old...

Norris shaves 40-year-old beard for charity

‘I look like a bloody bank manager’, says dismayed Senator Tue, Oct 22, 2013, 10:42 Updated: Tue, Oct 22, 2013, 11:08 Dan Griffin Senator David Norris said he would shave his beard if the public rejected the proposal to abolish the Seanad. Today, he held good on his...