Sunday 20 August 2017

Norris is ablaze but may go up in flames

He has to deal with the letters issue or his presidential campaign could implode, writes Jody Corcoran

David Norris is congratulated after
receiving the backing of Dublin City Council, giving him the
fourth nomination needed to enter the race for the
Presidency
David Norris is congratulated after receiving the backing of Dublin City Council, giving him the fourth nomination needed to enter the race for the Presidency

IT was the night the campaign of David Norris properly began and, in all probability, the night it ended too. In truth, it was always going to be thus. Dublin City Hall, Tuesday, September 27, 6.45pm. . .

An hour earlier, across the road in Eddie Rocket's on Dame Street, the mood of the turn of the season upon me, we got the lie of the land. It had been well laid.

Michael D Higgins, media in tow, had arrived an hour before to meet the councillors of the Labour Party, who are in a majority. They were not to stand in Norris's way.

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