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# David Norris

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# Almighty God
European court rejects challenge to 'almighty God' wording in Presidential oath
The case is being taken by TD Róisín Shortall and others including Senator David Norris.
# seanad election
Lynn Ruane, David Norris and Michael McDowell to return to the Seanad
Counting continues to fill seats on the Industrial and Commercial panels.
# spin units
Seanad briefly suspended over 'misogyny' row
Fianna Fáil’s Lorraine Clifford-Lee clashed with Fine Gael’s Jerry Buttimer.
# LGBT CENTRE
David Norris: The Hirschfeld Centre revolutionised Temple Bar in 1979 - it deserves a commemorative plaque
Senator David Norris on the legacy of the Hirschfeld Centre, which burned down.
# sole runner
'Forget ageism, it's the truth' - Norris claims 77-year-old Michael D running for second term would be ill-advised
Norris himself ran against Michael D Higgins in the 2011 presidential election.
# Bloomsday
'And then a rocket sprang and bang': We asked David Norris to read his favourite section of Ulysses
Happy Bloomsday.
# Anniversary
Taoiseach planning measures to 'recognise the wrongs' done to those criminalised for homosexuality
Ireland officially passed legislation which finally decriminalised homosexuality on 24 June 1993.
# celeb gaffs
Celebrity Home Of The Year was on last night and Twitter was BET into it
Because who doesn’t love a good snoop?
# Evictions
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.
# norris v ireland
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.
# a matter of pride
"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.
# Slabs of drink
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.
# Same-Sex Marriage
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.
# Seanad
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?”
# Seanad bid
'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.
# sued
Comedian Al Porter will defend David Norris defamation case
Norris is suing Porter over a joke he made two years ago.
# Lapgate
7 times this century sexism in Irish politics made us cringe
“Rein her in there”.
# Seanadigans
A senator is worried about Yanis Varoufakis' wife riding on a motorbike without a helmet
Yep, really.
# Bloomsday
David Norris: The most common advice about reading Ulysses is 'absolute rubbish'
“If you’re bored or confused, forget about it, move on.”
# beyond bloomsday
David Norris on Stephen Fry and replacing wombs with 'bazookas'
This is going to be one LIVELY conversation.
# It's a Yes
David Norris got an amazing reception at Dublin Castle this afternoon
The independent senator was the toast of the courtyard.
# Pin-gate
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.
# marriage referendum
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.
# Most unparliamentary
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.
# 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.
# bare city
WATCH: David Norris condemns 'knickers shops and ignorant buildings' in Dublin city
“What I have seen has absolutely horrified me.”
# Seanadigans
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….
# chasing the rainbow
David Norris takes on Russia Today presenter over gay rights
It was a lively discussion to say the least…
# irish history x
WATCH: David Norris calls 1916 rebels 'traitors to their own cause'
The plot thickens…
TDs and Senators will meet the Israeli and Palestinian ambassadors today
Expect some very pointed questions…
# In full
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.”
# you're invited
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.
# Equality
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.
# Debate
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.
# Down with the kids
‘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…
# Review 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.
# Prime Numbers
Prince George, peat briquettes and David Norris: The week in numbers
Plus: How much money has the HSE spent so far this year?
# Beardless
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.
# Charity
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.
# No Way Pal
"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.