Monday 5 December 2016

Sam Smyth: Senator is back in the hole he dug for himself decade ago

Published 01/06/2011 | 05:00

David Norris never really bothered exercising that human right essential for anyone seeking high office: the right to silence.

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Silence would have been a more apt response to a call from 'Magill' magazine in 2002 than the interview he gave that may cost him the presidency in 2011.

If he had kept silent back then, he wouldn't have had to make this denial yesterday: "I have never endorsed paedophilia. I have never endorsed incest."

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