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Fionnan Sheahan: Senator about to find out who his real friends are

Published 01/08/2011 | 05:00

David Norris's campaign for the Presidency was run by a group of well-intentioned staffers with little political experience. Photo: GERRY MOONEY
David Norris's campaign for the Presidency was run by a group of well-intentioned staffers with little political experience. Photo: GERRY MOONEY

'There was always this fear we were only around the corner from another startling revelation,' an insider in the campaign said

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'By your friends, shall ye know them." David Norris's statement just 10 days ago has come back to haunt the presidential hopeful, whose campaign now lies in tatters over his decision to be influenced by his love and loyalty to a friend.

Last Thursday week, the Independent senator was surrounded by the dozen Independent TDs and senators who had agreed to sign his nomination papers.

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