A representative of the Sligo Pyrite Action Group has expressed his disappointment over the nonparticipation of a number of local TD’s in a defective block bill in the Dáil yesterday evening.
Opposition had called for nine hours of scrutiny of the Bill to take place. A Dáil vote was called yesterday which the government won by five votes, meaning that two hours was allocated for scrutiny.
Thomas Healy is the PRO of the Sligo Pyrite he says it was disappointing that neither Sligo Leitrim TD’s Deputy Marian Harkin nor Marc MacSharry were present for the vote he has urged all elected local representatives to vote against the bill tonight.
Independent TD Marian Harkin confirmed to Ocean FM news that she missed the vote due a paring arrangement with a government minister she also confirmed she will vote against the bill this evening and has amendments tabled for discussion on the issue.
Deputy Marc MacSharry confirmed that he missed last night’s vote and will also miss today’s vote to a paring arrangement, he added that his main focus is making sure that Sligo is included in the redress scheme something he says he is confident will take place shortly.
Sinn Fein TD Martin Kenny missed the vote after contracting Covid 19 and has confirmed to Ocean FM news that he will also miss this evening’s vote as he continues to self isolate.
Junior Minister Frank Feighan says he will examine the detail of the bill before voting this evening.
Meanwhile the PRO of the Sligo Pyrite Group says homeowners need the support of all of the Sligo says the support of TD now more than ever.