Tuesday June 2, 2020

Mixed fortunes in Seanad elections as Norris sets record

Fianna Fáil’s Timmy Dooley and Fine Gael’s Noel Rock were among the ex-TDs who failed to reignite their political careers

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

5th April, 2020
Senator David Norris who set a record of being elected nine times in a row, at his home in Dublin. Picture: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Malcolm Byrne, the newly elected Fianna Fáil senator, decided to watch The Irishman on Netflix during the count for his fifth election in less than a year.

Like all the candidates taking part in the Seanad elections, he was barred from attending the count centre in Dublin due to the Covid-19 outbreak and had to follow the proceedings online from his home in Gorey in Wexford.

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