Lowry Warns Government Can’t Rely On Support For Vote On Eviction Ban Decision


Tipperary TD Michael Lowry is warning the government that it cannot rely on the support of Independents in this week’s vote on a motion in respect of the government decision to end the eviction ban on April 1st.

Deputy Lowry was speaking ahead of a Sinn Fein motion calling on the government to extend the ban until the end of January  2024 and for measures to be taken in the interim to increase supply and to implement a government proposal to allow tenants first refusal if their accommodation is put up for sale by their landlord.

The Government party leaders are to meet this evening and are likely to propose a counter motion on Tuesday evening.

Green Party TD Neasa Hourigan is to vote against the government in respect of the eviction ban and there may be other Government TDs that will fail to support the government such as Kilkenny TD John McGuinness.

Regardless of the outcome on the Sinn Fein motion, the Labour party led by Ivanna Bacik, says it will table a no confidence motion in Government on Wednesday week unless the decision to end the eviction ban is reversed.