Tuesday 24 October 2017

As the senatorial guff still flows, now don't you wish you'd voted them out?

Senator David Norris outside Leinster House earlier this year. This week he told a radio interviewer he thought that the unemployed should not be allowed to buy alcohol. Photo: Tom Burke
Senator David Norris outside Leinster House earlier this year. This week he told a radio interviewer he thought that the unemployed should not be allowed to buy alcohol. Photo: Tom Burke
Colette Browne

Colette Browne

So, how are you feeling about that decision in October 2013 to retain the Seanad? Having any regrets about extending a lifeline to some of the motley crew that populate the Upper House yet?

Last week, noted equality campaigner David Norris decided to take on a really powerful and asinine special interest group in Irish society - the unemployed.

Speaking to 'Newstalk Breakfast' on Friday, as the Government passed legislation that will increase the minimum price of alcohol significantly, Senator Norris said he thought the legislation was positive because it would stop the indigent in his area from carousing.

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