Thursday 23 February 2017

Norris comeback quite remarkable

While he is still three short of the 20 signatures of Oireachtas members that he needs to be on the ballot paper for the presidential election, it now looks increasingly likely that Senator David Norris will be one of the candidates on October 27.

In one sense his apparent success in resuscitating his candidacy represents a comeback of which Lazarus himself would have been proud.

If he persuades 19 of his parliamentary candidates to sign his nomination papers, his presidential election campaign, which appeared dead and buried when he was forced to withdraw from the race last month, will be back on track.

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