A member of Seanad Éireann for the University of Dublin constituency. Norris was the first openly gay person to be elected to a public office when he was elected to the Seanad in 1987. Norris has expressed interest in running for the next presidential election.
# david-norris - Saturday 26 October, 2013
Plus: How much money has the HSE spent so far this year?
# david-norris - Tuesday 22 October, 2013
The senator has given his 40-year-old beard the chop in aid of cancer charities.
# david-norris - Monday 21 October, 2013
The Senator will shave his beard off for charity on the Ray D’Arcy show tomorrow morning.
# david-norris - Tuesday 8 October, 2013
On the first day back after the referendum result, David Norris has already hit out at the idea that senators should not be paid.
# david-norris - Sunday 6 October, 2013
From the Justice Minister’s laughing fit, to Jim Walsh’s controversial comments on abortion. Say what you like about the chamber’s effectiveness; so far the current crop of senators have been anything but boring.
It’s existence now secure after Friday’s referendum, TheJournal.ie takes a look back at some interesting moments from the history of the upper chamber…
# david-norris - Saturday 5 October, 2013
David Norris was in sparkling form at Dublin Castle this afternoon.
# david-norris - Monday 16 September, 2013
Absence makes the heart grow… fonder?
# david-norris - Friday 30 August, 2013
Foy is one of eight nominees for the award with Senator David Norris also shortlisted.
# david-norris - Saturday 27 July, 2013
The junior minister got into a heated argument with senator John Crown during a recent debate on the Seanad abolition.
# david-norris - Wednesday 24 July, 2013
The behaviour of David Norris and Tom Barry has raised some eyebrows – but what do you think?
Two male politicians showed how sexism can come in many forms – post-modern with an ironic twist and just plain old-fashioned, writes Maura Adshead.
# david-norris - Saturday 20 July, 2013
Here’s our roundup of the best, the most interesting and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?
# david-norris - Wednesday 17 July, 2013
The Seanad adjourned debate on abolishing itself without a vote tonight.
# david-norris - Tuesday 16 July, 2013
Everyone’s talking about the abortion legislation passing the Seanad, Magdalene laundries, and Katy French’s inquest.
Senator David Norris told the Seanad this morning that he is happy to withdraw his “intemperate” remarks towards Fine Gael TD Regina Doherty.
Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform said he expects a “robust debate” on the whether or not to introduce a unicameral system of government.
The Fine Gael TD was referring to Norris saying she was “talking through her fanny” while in the Seanad yesterday.
Senator David Norris has been criticised for saying a Fine Gael TD was “talking through her fanny” – but does he need to say sorry?
# david-norris - Monday 15 July, 2013
Regina Doherty will be complaining to the leader of the Seanad over remarks by David Norris earlier today.
Adolf Hitler also got a mention in the upper house this afternoon.
# david-norris - Wednesday 26 June, 2013
He is undergoing treatment in St Vincent’s hospital but says he will return to the Seanad in the next few days.
# david-norris - Friday 19 April, 2013
Norris has called for an inquiry into whether the conservative think-tank misrepresented a study about child parenting.
# david-norris - Sunday 30 December, 2012
“It’s clear that people are pissed off with us as a government” and 45 other quotes that tell the story of 2012.
# david-norris - Saturday 27 October, 2012
One wrote a book, one went on tour, one went back up the North and one went to Strasbourg. Here’s what Seán, Martin, Gay, David, Dana and Mary did next.
# david-norris - Saturday 25 August, 2012
As it launched its autumn schedule, TV3′s programming director Ben Frow and commercial director Pat Kiely talked recession, financial pressures, RTÉ, David Norris and Tallafornia with TheJournal.ie this week.
# david-norris - Thursday 23 August, 2012
The senator and former presidential candidate is expected to cover his long career in politics and his controversial bid for the Áras.
# david-norris - Sunday 17 June, 2012
# david-norris - Saturday 16 June, 2012
It’s Bloomsday today, celebrating the work of James Joyce. What’s going on around the country?
# david-norris - Saturday 31 March, 2012
Secretary of the Irish NUJ, Séamus Dooley, on his concerns about the recent legislation proposed by a number of independent senators.
# david-norris - Wednesday 28 March, 2012
The minister for justice tells a Seanad debate that some journalists omit important facts in order to scandalise the public.
# david-norris - Monday 26 March, 2012
Have your say in today’s poll…
# david-norris - Tuesday 13 March, 2012
All Tuesday’s biggest news stories, plus some bits and pieces you may have missed along the way.
The Senator criticised what he called the “drink-sodden programme” in the Seanad today.
# david-norris - Wednesday 22 February, 2012
Your nightly news round-up of the day’s biggest stories…
Independent senator and former Presidential candidate scathing of media standards during discussion in Seanad.
# david-norris - Wednesday 15 February, 2012
An amendment moved by independent Senators making the ‘leaders’ allowance’ vouched has been defeated by the government.
# david-norris - Tuesday 14 February, 2012
Your evening round-up of the day’s news…