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Ireland FG will need Independents' votes to keep Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy in job

11:50  28 november  2019
11:50  28 november  2019 Source:   independent.ie

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Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy comfortably survived a Sinn Féin motion of no confidence in him by 59 votes to 49 after Fianna Fail abstained. All Fine Gael TDS supported the Minister , as did independent alliance and independent ministers . Independent back benchers.

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy will need Independent support to survive the no-confidence motion. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins. Independent TDs Noel Grealish and Michael Lowry, who both supported Mr Murphy in last year’s vote , did not respond to messages asking about their

Eoghan Murphy wearing a suit and tie: Eoghan Murphy. Photo: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland © Photocall Ireland Eoghan Murphy. Photo: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

The Government is likely to turn to Independent TDs including Noel Grealish and Michael Lowry to ensure a motion of no confidence in Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy is defeated.

The Social Democrats have launched an unexpected bid to oust Mr Murphy from office ahead of the Dáil's Christmas break.

If the motion is passed it would result in a general election in the days after December 25.

The party's co-leader Catherine Murphy insisted "some people" would rather see a festive election than enter the New Year with Fine Gael in power.

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Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy will face a no confidence motion in the Dáil next week. The Social Democrats have confirmed they will table a no Their votes will decide whether Eoghan Murphy keeps his job . They abstained in the last no confidence motion in Eoghan Murphy in September 2018.

However, the motion is likely to fail as Fianna Fáil has described it as "a stunt" aimed at gaining publicity ahead of tomorrow's by-elections in four constituencies.

  FG will need Independents' votes to keep Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy in job Micheál Martin's party will abstain on the vote next week - but in order to be assured of victory the Government will have to rely on Independents.

In similar situations in the past they have turned to Galway TD Mr Grealish. He is now at the centre of controversy over comments made about African migrants.

Just this week Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe wrote calling on him to clarify "the apparent ethnic basis" of a question he raised over money sent from Ireland to Nigeria.

A Government spokesman last night told the Irish Independent they will be "vigorously opposing" the motion.

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in Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has been defeated in the Dáil by 59 votes to 49, with 29 The motion was defeated by 59 votes to 49 votes with 29 abstentions. The result had been after expressing confidence that a plan will be agreed to identify the socioeconomic needs of the area.

Eoghan Murphy (born 23 April 1982) is an Irish Fine Gael politician who has served as Minister for Housing , Planning and Local Government since June 2017.

"A motion of no confidence won't build any houses or help any homeless families, but the Government is focused on providing more homes and getting prices stable, and that plan is working.

"So we would hope to get widespread support for our position from across the House."

He added: "On previous occasions we haven't depended on any particular TDs to secure the necessary margin."

According to the Government's own figures, 10,397 people, including 3,873 children, are homeless.

This is the second time a motion of no confidence has been filed against Mr Murphy in his position as housing minister.

The previous motion, made by Sinn Féin in September 2018, was defeated, with 49 votes in favour, 59 against and 29 abstentions, following a heated debate in the Dáil chamber.

a man in a car: Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy (PA) © Tom Honan Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy (PA) Asked whether they believe voters really want to go to the polls at Christmas, Ms Murphy said: "Some people do.

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Speaking to Pat Kenny this morning, Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy defended his department’s model for re- housing people in need . #Budget2019 #Homeless

The Government defeated the Sinn Féin motion by 59 votes to 49, with 29 TDs abstaining including the Fianna Fail party. Newstalk Pat Kenny speaks to Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy about the homelessness crisis - Продолжительность: 2:14 Newstalk 1 518 просмотров.

"Some people think they will never get this Government out, like the woman we met on the doorstep there last week in Clondalkin, where she had two lots of families under the one roof and feels she never gets a day off."

Ms Murphy and fellow TD Róisín Shortall were accompanied by the party's two by-election candidates when they announced the motion outside Leinster House.

Ms Shortall urged Mr Martin to get behind the move.

"Fianna Fáil seems to have recently realised that housing is a major issue. As soon as Micheál Martin started knocking on doors in Cork, he discovered it's a major issue. We've been saying it for the last three years."

However, Fianna Fáil's housing spokesman Darragh O'Brien said his party will not be voting the minister out of office.

"People need to see this for what it clearly is, which is a stunt," he said.

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