Friday 15 December 2017

Lise Hand: Curtain comes down on dignified David's drama

Lise Hand

Lise Hand

IF David Norris had made it to the Park, there is little doubt that if he'd carried on Mary Robinson's tradition of lighting a candle and placing it in the window of the Aras to guide home the diaspora, it would've fallen over, set fire to a curtain and the whole gaff would have gone up in smoke.

For the man is a drama magnet. Controversies travel at warp-speed through the space-time continuum, just to keep him company.

Ever since his bespoke boater sailed into the ring last March, the senator has rarely been far from a front-page headline, most notably in May when the startled citizenry tuned into 'Morning Ireland' were treated over their breakfasts to a learned discourse on pederasty in ancient Greece.

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