Friday 27 April 2018

Davis calls on Norris to explain himself over disability payment

Independent.ie reporters

PRESIDENTIAL candidate Mary Davis has called on David Norris to explain any issues in his past.

Mr Norris received a disability payment for 16 years while out of work as a Trinity College lecturer, during which time he was a Senator.



Hes has confirmed he received the money, but has refused to say how much it was for and what condition it related to.



Six of the seven candidates are speaking at an event organised by the charity sector in Dublin this morning.



However, Mr Norris refused to comment on the matter until his campaign launch later this morning.



Mary Davis said: "It's up to David Norris to explain that one. It's important for everyone to be transparent."



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