Friday 24 March 2017

Norris should aim for seat in Dail

I hope the suggestion by Frank Schnittger, (Letters, January 12), that Sinn Fein should consider nominating Senator David Norris for the post of President of Ireland, falls on deaf ears.

Mr Schnittger indicated such a move would be "a glorious opportunity for Sinn Fein to demonstrate their non-sectarian and non-discriminatory credentials by nominating an independent, Church of Ireland, openly gay campaigner to run in the election".

There have been eight Presidents of Ireland and two of those have been Protestant. Not a bad percentage.

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