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A double standard in handling of Irish abuse cases

August 05, 2011

Once the leading candidate for Ireland’s presidency, David Norris has seen his campaign founder after it emerged that he once sought clemency for a convicted child abuser who was his former homosexual lover. Yet media treatment of Norris in Ireland has been gentle, and columnist David Quinn wonders why the handling of his case has been so markedly different from that in cases involving Catholic prelates.


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