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She Wins, I Lose

TDs Have Voted In Favour Of Extending Govt. Emergency Covid Power.

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The vote was tight: 73 to 68.

TDs last night voted in favour of extending the government's emergency Covid-19 powers until November.

The bill passed by only five votes - by 73 to 68.

It means widespread bans on travel and events could be imposed again over the next five months.

Independent TD Mattie McGrath opposed the extension - he's annoyed with how it passed last night.

The renewal of the emergency powers sets a "dangerous precedent" for the future, according to the Irish Council of Civil Liberties.

Executive Director of the ICCL Liam Herrick says the move could bring problems during future emergencies


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