The Government has won the confidence vote in the Dáil by a comfortable margin, with 86 TDs backing the coalition and 67 voting against.
The motion was tabled by the Labour Party over the government’s decision to lift the ban on evictions.
Fine Gael TD for Donegal Joe McHugh, who resigned the party whip last year, voted with the coalition.
A heated debate took place the Dáil Chamber this morning, during which Pearse Doherty TD of Sinn Féin slammed the government for the homeless crisis.
Deputy Doherty called Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien the “Minister for Failure” for failing to meet targets since he took office.
He said the government was ‘deluded’ in thinking it is turning a corner in the housing crisis.
“This government is failing and failing spectacularly,” Deputy Doherty said.
The Dáil heard that a Donegal family that has children with autism is facing having their lives upended as they face eviction.
Deputy Doherty said the figures cannot be ignored, adding that he had no confidence in Minister Darragh O’Brien and later called him the “Minister for Homelessness”.