Norris inching closer to Áras starting line

Independent Senator David Norris may be leading in the opinion polls, but he has not actually secured a place on the ballot paper to contest the Irish Presidential election – yet.  He has now got an 18th signature, albeit from a reluctant Shane Ross, TD.  Others remain undecided.  And Senator Martin McAleese has repeated his refusal to support or nominate any candidate in the election.  Two more Oireachtas signatures are required, by Wednesday, however reluctant they might be… RTÉ tells us that “around 12 …

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Slugger Awards: Challenging your own community…

Okay, we are going to be shortlisting nominations for all the Awards categories at the Big Political Breakfast at the Europa next Thursday (there are still some few places left, but you’d need to book soon), so let’s give them something to bowl at… In this category, which started off as a media category is now well populated with politicians, we already have: – Dawn Purvis for her high profile resignation from the PUP… – Basil McCrea for his appearance …

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