Government wins Dáil vote to end temporary eviction ban

Coalition succeeds in pushing through counter motion in response to Sinn Féin’s motion to extend the eviction ban until January next year

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: The government got the support of 83 TDs with 68 TDs voting against. It defeated Sinn Féin's motion by the same margin of 83 to 68. Picture: Fergal Phillips

The government has won a vote to end the temporary eviction ban after getting the support of regional independent TDs.

The vote was non-binding but it represented a test of the government’s voting strength ahead of an expected Labour party motion of no confidence in the government next week.

However, Nessa Hourigan, the Green Party Dublin Central TD, is facing the loss of the Green Party parliamentary party whip for the third time after she ...