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Norris spotlight should be on all political figures

In the rush to condemn David Norris for his incredibly insensitive use of his privileged position to plead on behalf of his former partner, is it not now time the Republic's justice department released records of every contact it has received from an elected representative to intervene in favour of someone going through a legal process?

I find it very hard to believe, in the long careers of all the current government and the candidates for president with a political background, that any of them would come out well from an examination of their past mistakes under the spotlight now directed at Mr Norris.

Also, doesn't it yet again show that it is time regulations were changed so that when an elected representative is asked to 'help' someone facing a legal process, they are all required to reply 'I would if I could, but I can't'?


Canary Wharf, London


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