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.
Emergency Covid-19 powers extended until November after narrowly passing Dáil vote https://t.co/IxLrSCigR7— TheJournal.ie (@thejournal_ie) June 3, 2021
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.
As the emergency covid legislation looks set to be renewed without review, we are launching our wide-ranging report Human Rights in a Pandemic.— ICCLtweet 🏳️🌈 (@ICCLtweet) June 3, 2021
Hope you can join us at 10!https://t.co/MWs6UPhgep
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