By a whisker After 5151 tie Ceann Comhairle votes with government to

first_img Jan 19th 2017, 2:27 PM By Rónán Duffy The bill itself seeks to amend the Residential Tenancies Act 2004 in a number of ways.Among them it would remove the sale of sale of property as a grounds for terminating a tenancy.It would provide for compensation where a tenancy is terminated on the ground that the dwelling is required by the landlord or a relative of the landlord for their own occupation.It would also extend the notice periods for new rents and for the termination of tenancies.Read: What exactly happens when the new Dáil sits on Thursday? >Read: An Taoiseach went on CNBC from Davos and said there’s no chance of an Irish election in 2017 > By a whisker!: After 51-51 tie, Ceann Comhairle votes with government to defeat Anti-Evictions Bill Sean Ó Fearghaíl voted with the government despite being elected as a Fianna Fáil TD. 139 Comments 41,030 Views Source: Ruth Coppinger TD/Twitter Short URL Source: Paul Murphy/Twitter I just called a walk through vote on #antievictionsbill. Only one vote in the electronic vote which voted to reject 51-50. #Dáil #dubw— Ruth Coppinger TD (@RuthCoppingerTD) January 19, 2017 51-51 on our #AntiEvictionsBill, Ceann Comhairle uses casting vote in favour of govt, defeating our bill.— Paul Murphy (@paulmurphy_TD) January 19, 2017 After a walk through was required due to the to the closeness of the vote, the final numbers tallied at 51-51 meaning that the Ceann Comhairle had to make a casting vote.Ó Fearghaíl voted with the government in following a long-standing precedent the the Ceann Comhairle sides with the government in the case of a tie.This is despite the fact that Ó Fearghaíl was elected as a Fianna Fáil member and they abstained during the vote. CEANN COMHAIRLE SEAN Ó Fearghaíl was forced to break a tie in a Dáil vote after opposition TDs proposed a bill that seeks to provide more protection to tenants.The Dáil was tied 51-51 on the Anti-Evictions Bill 2016 which was proposed by AAA-PBP deputies.The government opposed the Bill and Fianna Fáil abstained during the vote. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share1906 Tweet Email1 Thursday 19 Jan 2017, 2:27 PMlast_img read more