Monday 24 July 2017

Time for new thinking on future of presidency

SENATOR David Norris enlivens the national scene. He has something to say on every subject, from James Joyce -- to equality -- to fashion. His opinions can be profound, provocative or both, but it's guaranteed -- they are never dull.

Yesterday, when he announced his intention to seek a nomination for the presidential election in the autumn, he promised to be "deeply serious" but also promised "fun". A characteristic, and splendid, beginning.

On the serious side, he said that he would make mental health, culture and enterprise his priorities.

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