Government wins vote on motion of confidence in Tánaiste Leo Varadkar
The government won the motion comfortably.
A motion of confidence in Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has been passed by the Dáil on Tuesday night.
TDs voted confidence in Varadkar, who is also Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, this evening by 92 votes to 65.
All Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Green Party TDs supported the Governent motion of confidence, as well as six of the Regional Independents and three Independents.
Sinn Féin tabled a motion of no confidence in Varadkar last Friday over his handling of a confidential document.
This motion was overridden this a confidence motion that was proposed by Taoiseach Micheál Martin this evening.
It had been revealed that Varadkar shared a copy of an agreement between the government and the IMO with a friend who was the head of a rival union.
Varadkar apologised in the Dáil last week for his "error", and said he regretted the controversy his actions had caused.