Byrne’s U-turn over Murphy vote creates tensions in Fine Gael

30th September, 2018

Minister of State Catherine Byrne’s U-turn over a no-confidence motion in Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has created tensions in Fine Gael.

Ministers now fear a breakdown in party discipline after Byrne last week signalled she would not back Murphy in Sinn Féin’s Dáil no-confidence motion before she performed a last-minute U-turn and supported the Minister for Housing.

“There is a risk of discipline now, the fact...

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