Dail to debate Donegal South West by-election

The Governments voting strength in the Dail will be tested this evening with Fine Gael planning to move the writs for the three outstanding by-elections.

The last time an attempt was made to move the writs the Ceann Comhairle was forced to use his casting vote in favour of the Government.

Fine Gael's candidate for the Donegal by-election Barry O’ Neill says this is a chance for those outside the whip, especially Dr James McDaid, to take a stand for the people:

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The debate began at 5.50pm on Wednesday evening - you can watch it live HERE