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Lise Hand: Curtain comes down on dignified David's drama

Published 03/08/2011 | 05:00

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.

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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.

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