Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien has survived a motion of no confidence this evening.
The motion was tabled by People Before Profit-Solidarity, who said the Minister was responsible for the “greatest housing crisis in the state’s history”.
The motion stated that the Dail “has no confidence in the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, that his housing policies are creating a catastrophic failure that is tearing apart the social fabric of Irish society, and calls for the minister to be removed from office”.
The motion was countered by a Government motion of confidence in the minister.
A Dáil vote secured the Minister’s position with 86 votes in favour, 63 against, with one abstention.
Taoiseach Micheal Martin said the no-confidence motion was “populist nonsense” and that Minister O’Brien is a “hardworking and creative minister who has led his department well in the last two and a half years.”