Government defeats Sinn Féin Eviction Ban Bill

The Government has defeated a Sinn Féin bill seeking to extend the eviction ban until January 2024


The bill, was defeated following a vote, with an amendment being made by Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien.


The amendment was based on supporting the position adopted last week by the Dáil, when the Government won a counter motion against extending the eviction ban.


Independent TD Marc MacSharry voted against the Coalition.


In total, there were 81 votes in favour of the amendment and 67 votes against.