Lise Hand: Curtain comes down on dignified David's drama
IF David Norris had made it to the Park, there is little doubt that if he'd carried on Mary Robinson's tradition of lighting a candle and placing it in the window of the Aras to guide home the diaspora, it would've fallen over, set fire to a curtain and the whole gaff would have gone up in smoke.
For the man is a drama magnet. Controversies travel at warp-speed through the space-time continuum, just to keep him company.
Ever since his bespoke boater sailed into the ring last March, the senator has rarely been far from a front-page headline, most notably in May when the startled citizenry tuned into 'Morning Ireland' were treated over their breakfasts to a learned discourse on pederasty in ancient Greece.