Saturday 24 February 2018

FG says Norris statement was no apology

Fiach Kelly Political Correspondent

FINE Gael has criticised Senator David Norris's attempts to clear up the controversy surrounding his accusation that a female TD was "talking through her fanny" - saying he still hasn't apologised for the remarks.

Party TD Regina Doherty, the subject of the controversial comments, could not be reached for reaction to Mr Norris's Seanad statement this morning in which he withdrew his remarks.

Mr Norris regretted "any offence" he caused but failed to apologise or say sorry.

Asked about Mr Norris's statement, a Fine Gael spokeswoman said: "It certainly wasn't an apology."

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