Tense scenes in Seanad as Mica Bill passes final stage

Legislation giving effect to the Mica redress scheme passed its final stage in the Seanad yesterday.


It’ll now goes to the President for signing.


Senators backed the scheme by 30 votes to 12.


The Bill’s passage saw Fine Gael and Donegal TD Joe McHugh vote against the Government and lost the party whip.


Speaking in the Seanad yesterday, Fianna Fail and Donegal Senator Niall Blaney hit out at Sinn Fein Senator Lynn Boylan over her party for making zero contribution to the enhanced scheme: