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Chapter 21: Senator David Norris, What’s the Story?

November 15, 2015
We've embraced technology this week as the lads go mad for a bit of skype. 
We talk about the atrocities in Paris, UFC 193, Lindsey's MMA debut, Mero's basketball blues and all of this before we even get onto our guest! 

Danny & Mero travelled out to North great George's Street in Dublin to meet its most famous resident. Senator David Norris has been a member of Seanad Eireann since 1987 and has campaigned for human & civil rights for over 40 years. 

From playing a vital part in the rehabilitation of James Joyce into Irish society, Senator Norris was also one of the key figures in two of the biggest referenda in the history of the Irish Republic. The defeat of the motion to abolish the Senate and the history making success story behind the Marriage Equality referendum. 
We spoke to the Senator about his love of Joyce, his love of jazz and classical music. Born in the Belgian Congo, David tells us about his family tree and his famous ancestors including Earls, Pawnbrokers and Drunken Soldiers. We also hear his opinion on the West's interference in the Middle East as well as a story about a meeting with Sadam Hussein's foreign minister. 
From bringing the Irish State through the courts to legalize homosexuality all the way to seeing the Irish people make history by legalizing same sex marriage by popular vote - David Norris has seen Ireland grow, evolve and adapt and he told us all about his life in the process. 
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