Government loose Dáil majority as Joe McHugh resigns Party Whip

The Government lost its Dáil majority last night.


Donegal TD Joe McHugh resigned the Fine Gael whip after voting against the Mica redress scheme.


While it means the Government has no technical majority, it believes with support from the Deputy McHugh, two suspended Green Party TDs and some Independents it can still exercise a working majority and continue to function.


Sligo Leitrim TD Marian Harkin also against the bill last night.


The Independent TD has been outlining to Ocean FM the reasons why she voted no.