HOW is this for a politician keeping his promise?
It followed a promise he made that the beard he has had for 40 years would go if plans to abolish the Seanad were defeated in the recent referendum.
Earlier this year, Mr Norris was diagnosed with an inoperable tumour on his liver and is undergoing treatment at St Vincent's Hospital.
Speaking to the Irish Independent last night, he said he had begun to adapt to his new look, and joked that he looked like Finance Minister Michael Noonan.
He added: "I had been quite looking forward to getting a King Charles wig and going into the Senate with the curls over my shoulders."
Barber Tony McMichael, of Sheppard's in Dublin, said he was "a bit nervous" about shaving off the beard he had trimmed and sculpted for so long.
"It's been 35 years. He'd come in every five weeks," said Tony.
In the two-hour period after the show, Mr Norris's stunt had raised more than €16,000.
To donate €2 to Shave or Dye, text 'Shave' to 50300; funds raised will be split between the Irish Cancer Society and the Cancer Research Trust.