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Green Party TD Neasa Hourigan. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Green Party TD Neasa Hourigan. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Green Party TD Patrick Costello. Photo: Collins

Green Party TD Patrick Costello. Photo: Collins

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Green Party TD Neasa Hourigan. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A night of tension and high drama could lie ahead in Leinster House tonight as two Green Party TDs say they will support a Sinn Féin motion on the National Maternity Hospital (NMH).

The Coalition is now facing the prospect of its tight majority being further eroded if the two TDs – Neasa Hourigan and Patrick Costello – vote contrary to the Government position on the motion. But there are still several outstanding questions.


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