Opposition and government trade blows, but when the curtain came down on the latest Dáil eviction ban pantomime, nothing had changed

Left to right: TDs Mick Barry (People Before Profit), Ivana Bacik (Labour) and Louise O'Reilly (Sinn Féin)

Philip Ryan

It was far from edge-of-your seat stuff as the Government once again won a Dáil vote in defence of its decision to lift the eviction ban.