The 1st vote tonight was won 81-75 in the Government's favour. I'm looking at the numbers.
WL-FF 4 - (Whipless) Devins, Scanlon, McDaid, mattie mcgrath
Ind 3 - Harney, Lowry & JHRae
Total = 83
CC = 1 ( total=84), Vacancies = 3 (total=87)
Lab 20 (inc Broughan - still whipless????)
Ind 4 (Joe Behan, O'Sullivan, McGrath, Noel Grealish)
Total = 79 (total=166) or in real terms 83 vs 79
Of the 81-75, Michael Martin and Mary Coughlin are paired.. but that should make it 81 - 77... I guess McGarth & O'Sullivan up to their tricks again. Never thought I'd say it, but fair play to Noel Grealsh.
How do people see the numbers playing out on Health votes?