Saturday 18 November 2017

Lise Hand: Man of steel will need true mettle in next leg of journey

Votes dropped and chambers filled, butterflies and pleas. Close votes and aldermen But no one agrees

It was an 'all kinds of everything' sort of day for David. Just before 8pm last night, presidential nominee Senator David Norris descended in a glass lift on to the ground floor of Dublin City Council like a Botticelli Bearded Venus.

As the doors opened he emerged into an unmerciful scrum of cheers and shouts. There was noisy celebration from a group of his supporters who were overjoyed that their man had finally got over the finish-line, albeit paddy-last.

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