Norris crosses first presidency hurdle

Wednesday 28 September 2011 06.21
David Norris - Nominated by Fingal Co Council
David Norris - Nominated by Fingal Co Council

Senator David Norris has crossed the first hurdle in seeking to run for the presidency this evening, after he was nominated by Fingal Co Council.

The Senator needs the backing of four county councils or 20 members of the Oireachtas in order to stand in the presidentail election.

Fine Gael councillors in Fingal opposed the vote as well as some Labour councillors.