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‘Concerns’: Neasa Hourigan voted in favour of a Labour Party amendment. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

‘Concerns’: Neasa Hourigan voted in favour of a Labour Party amendment. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

‘Concerns’: Neasa Hourigan voted in favour of a Labour Party amendment. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Green Party TD Neasa Hourigan resigned as party whip before she voted against the Government on legislation that extended the rent freeze and eviction ban only for those affected by Covid-19.

Ms Hourigan voted in favour of a Labour Party amendment that would have extended the legislation to all tenants.

Green Minister Joe O'Brien also abstained during the vote on the same legislation, raising serious concerns about his position in the party.


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