The future of TD Neasa Hourigan within the Green Party is in the balance this evening after she resigned her position as party chief whip after voting against the Government on a new Bill dealing with tenant’s rights.
Ms Hourigan voted against the Government this afternoon on a Labour amendment to the Bill which would give Government the power to extend the ban on evictions and rent increases across the board again should it need to.
While she has resigned her position as party chief whip, Ms Hourigan said she wants to remain within the parliamentary party and added that she had raised her concerns with this legislation earlier this week.
It is understood this issue is now being discussed between the party leaders of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Greens.
In total Ms Hourigan voted five times against the Government, including on a vote for the entire Bill
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