Donegal Senator Jimmy Harte will not be disciplined for missing a vote last Wednesday night when the government was defeated 27-23. Four senators, including Jimmy Harte, were absent for the vote on Senator Feargal Quinn’s private members’ bill on upward only rent reviews.
Senator Harte was away in Liverpool attending a business meeting. “I spoke with the Seanad whip, Aideen Hayden, on Wednesday night,” he told the Democrat/People’s Press on Friday. “She was satisfied with my explanation and said there was no issue.”