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Senator David Norris addressing the Seanad yesterday.  “I have never used the services of prostitutes but I have been in a number of brothels for different reasons and have put that on the record,” he said.

Senator David Norris (Independent) described as “horribly sanctimonious’’ the Oireachtas justice committee’s proposal that paying for sex be made a cr(...)

 Participants in the 2012 Pride Parade on Merrion Square. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Next Saturday 35,000 people will parade through the streets of Dublin exuberantly, joyously celebrating Dublin LGBT Pride. It’s one of the great annua(...)

Senator David Norris. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Senator David Norris has revealed he is suffering from cancer. In a statement this morning, the 68-year-old Independent Senator said he is undergoing (...)

Say it loud: the 1993 Pride parade on O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh
20 years of being legally gay

When University College Cork refused to recognise its students’ first Gay Soc, in the late 1970s, the group’s members responded by building a raft wit(...)

Pride: Dublin Gay Pride Week in 1984. Photograph: Irish Queer Archive

The brutal killing of Declan Flynn, a young gay man, in Fairview Park in Dublin 30 years ago, outraged gay people in the city. Their response, which m(...)

Senator David Norris speaking at an event to mark World MS Day today.

RONAN McGREEVY Senator David Norris said he was treated for severe depression and had a nervous breakdown after the Presidential election. Mr Norris, (...)

Labour Senator Mary Moran criticised her local Catholic church in Louth for giving anti-abortion campaigners the opportunity to speak from the pulpit. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Labour Senator Mary Moran criticised her local Catholic church in Louth for giving anti-abortion campaigners the opportunity to speak from the pulpit (...)

Dr Eamonn Moloney, consultant psychiatrist, Cork University Hospital; Prof Veronica O’Keane, consultant psychiatrist, Tallaght Hospital and TCD; and Dr Yolande Ferguson, consultant psychiatrist, Tallaght Hospital, attending Monday’s hearing of the Oireachtas health committee.   Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The principal outcome of the three days of abortion hearings at the Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children was that the agenda has moved o(...)

 Senator David Norris: recalled “with horror the 1966 celebration, which was a grotesque, triumphalist celebration, from which anybody who was not quite heterosexual, republican and Roman Catholic was ruthlessly excluded”. Photograph: Eric Luke

There was sharp criticism of the manner in which the State marked the 50th anniversary of the Easter Rising i(...)

The Seanad chamber at Leinster House: the proposal by Senator David Norris at the constitution convention that it should seek to address the abolition of the Seanad lead to sharp exchanges between members

The constitutional convention voted not to consider abolition of the Seanad before the referendum on its future. At the convention’s mee(...)

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