The Dáil last night passed the Climate Action Bill following a four hour debate.
In the end, TD’s voted the landmark legislation through by a large majority of 129 votes to 10.
All parties supported the bill, with opposition coming from a number of independents.
IFA framing officials from the North West held meetings with TD’s yesterday from Sligo Leitrim and Donegal to air concerns over the bill in relation to the Irish agricultural sector.
Last night’s bill was always likely to have been passed as it was seen as a key component in the program for government and a major condition attached to the Green party entering into the current government.
The bill will now go to the Seanad, and if passed, would set into law ambitious targets to reach carbon neutrality by 2050.
Independent TD and former Environment Minister, Denis Naughten, says it has “a number of flaws”: