Senators Katherine Zappone and David Norris: the latter was told in the Supreme Court in 1983 that homosexuality was “morally wrong, and has been so regarded by mankind throughout the centuries. It cannot be said of it . . . that no harm is done if it is conducted in private by consenting males. Very serious harm may in fact be involved.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

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Obituary: Enda Marren
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  • March 16, 2013, 06:00

Born: December 10th, 1934 Died: March 8th, 2013 When Garret FitzGerald set out to revitalise and modernise Fine Gael after succeed(...)