Friday 24 March 2017

Ian O'Doherty: We've nothing in common, but that doesn't mean I can't like Norris

Master of mischief: David Norris is no stranger to controversy
Master of mischief: David Norris is no stranger to controversy
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

Well, that didn't take long, did it? The official race for the Áras hasn't even started yet and already we're embroiled in the first scandal to hit a candidate.

And, surprise, surprise, the first victim of a political hit is David Norris, Ireland's most famous gay man and someone who is the walking, talking equivalent of Marmite -- people either love him or hate him.

And it would appear that former restaurant critic Helen Lucy Burke, a journalist who now epitomises the phrase 'forgotten but not gone', falls into the latter category.

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