Government suffers two losses in Dáil

TDs passed a bill calling on the State to sell all of its stakes in fossil fuel companies

Government suffers two losses in Dáil

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The Government has suffered two more losses in the Dáil this lunchtime.

Fianna Fáil refused to support the government position on two votes - one dealing with fossil fuels, and another on tracker mortgages.

TDs passed a bill from independent TD Thomas Pringle, who wants the State to sell all of its stakes in fossil fuel companies.

Deputy Pringle has previously said the bill "offers an opportunity for us to not only catch up with the pace of climate change, but also lead on mitigating its effects".

The Government was defeated by a vote of 90 to 53 in favour of the bill.

Meanwhile, the Government also failed in its attempt to amend a Sinn Féin motion on tracker mortgages.