Tuesday 6 December 2016

Norris must withdraw from race for good

Published 26/09/2011 | 05:00

The country needs to send
out a firm message by not
electing David Norris to
the office of president
The country needs to send out a firm message by not electing David Norris to the office of president

•Having been in practice as a psychiatrist in Ireland for the past 13 years, I have had the experience of dealing with hundreds of victims of child sexual abuse, teenage sexual abuse and other such crimes.

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I have treated the victims to the best of my ability and have tried to explain to others why these unfortunate individuals have gone on to develop psychiatric and psychological or personality disorders.

There has never been a person who has tried to persuade me that they believe the abuse of young children is anything other than utterly horrific and deserving of the most severe sanctions that our courts service can impose.

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