Press Clippings

Call for cold-weather shelter for rough sleepers

Homeless people should be provided with information to secure accommodation, says Norris Wed, Dec 4, 2013, 01:00 Michael O'Regan Independent Senator David Norris called on the Government to to open a cold-weather shelter for the homeless. “We have the capacity to open...

Norris criticises RTÉ over ‘homophobia’ claim payment

Senator says broadcaster had shown ‘a Gadarene rush’ to settle matter with Iona Institute Tue, Feb 4, 2014, 17:45 Updated: Tue, Feb 4, 2014, 17:54 Independent Senator David Norris has strongly criticised RTÉ’s payment of damages to members of the Iona Institute over a...

Government accused of ‘invasion’ of university Seanad seats

Senator David Norris says intention clear in remarks made by Minister Phil Hogan, while Senator Seán Barrett accuses Taoiseach of ‘revenge’ on Independents Wed, Mar 12, 2014, 01:00 Marie O'Halloran The Government has been accused of preparing for political parties to...

Shatter has ‘tragic flaw of arrogance’, says Norris

Senators express concern about Garda taping of telephone calls Thu, Mar 27, 2014, 01:01 Michael O'Regan Independent Senator David Norris said the controversy surrounding Minister for Justice Alan Shatter was like a Greek drama. “He has a tragic flaw of arrogance and...

Seanad vote wasn’t Fianna Fáil ‘stroke’, says Norris, it was me

Senator says he voted FF’s Marc McSharry onto banking inquiry to make it ‘truly independent’ Sat, Jun 14, 2014, 01:00 Fiach Kelly Taoiseach Enda Kenny said yesterday the long-awaited investigation into the banking failure is about searching for the truth, not about...

David Norris repeats view that Pope Francis should be invited to Ireland

Independent Senator calls for ‘some movement’ by the Government on the issue Thu, Jul 17, 2014, 01:01 Michael O'Regan Independent Senator David Norris has again said Pope Francis should be invited to visit Ireland. He said he had initially raised the issue in January...

Norris calls for next homeless or drugs centre to be on Ailesbury Road

He was not saying ‘not in my back yard . . . but our back yard is full’ Thu, Sep 18, 2014, 01:00 Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014, 07:18 The next drugs rehabilitation centre or shelter for the homeless should be established on Dublin’s Ailesbury Road, the Seanad has heard....