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Lise Hand: Man of steel will need true mettle in next leg of journey

Published 28/09/2011 | 05:00

Votes dropped and chambers filled, butterflies and pleas. Close votes and aldermen But no one agrees

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It was an 'all kinds of everything' sort of day for David. Just before 8pm last night, presidential nominee Senator David Norris descended in a glass lift on to the ground floor of Dublin City Council like a Botticelli Bearded Venus.

As the doors opened he emerged into an unmerciful scrum of cheers and shouts. There was noisy celebration from a group of his supporters who were overjoyed that their man had finally got over the finish-line, albeit paddy-last.

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