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Tuesday 6 December 2016

TD errs in vote for colleague

Published 10/12/2011 | 05:00

A TD last night said he mistakenly voted in place of an absent colleague.

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Fianna Fail's Timmy Dooley said he mistakenly voted for party colleague, Limerick TD Niall Collins, on the Social Welfare Bill.

Mr Dooley said he initially sat in Mr Collins's seat by mistake and voted. He then moved to his own seat and voted again.

The Clare TD insisted he noticed the mistake himself, and notified Chief Whip Paul Kehoe and the clerk of the Dail, and the record was corrected. Fine Gael's James Bannon said he noticed the mistake, too.

Irish Independent

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