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# No Confidence

This year
Government wins confidence motion in the Dáil by 86 votes to 67
Green TD Neasa Hourigan, who voted against the government over the eviction ban last week, was among those to vote confidence in the government.
Govt facing more eviction ban headaches as Labour and SF prepare motions and new laws
Labour is proceeding with its no-confidence motion, while Sinn Féín proposes new legislation to halt evictions.
Last year
Eight go forward into first round of voting in the Tory leadership race
Prominent Boris Johnson loyalists backed Liz Truss in move to prevent Rishi Sunak entering No 10.
Taoiseach confident government will defeat no-confidence vote tomorrow
Several independent TDs have said they will not support the Sinn Féin motion.
'Not interested in snap elections': Boris Johnson welcomes support of MPs after confidence vote
Boris Johnson had warned Tory MPs against a “pointless fratricidal debate” about the party’s future.
Shehbaz Sharif set to become next Pakistan prime minister after parliament ousts Imran Khan
Opposition parties won the no-confidence vote after several of Khan’s allies deserted him.
All time
'Untrustworthy leadership' - Irish players write to government to express loss of faith in IRFU
A group of 62 current and former players have come together to signal their discontent.
Fianna Fáil TD Marc MacSharry resigns party whip and will vote against Simon Coveney in confidence motion
The debate on the confidence motion is scheduled for this evening.
Taoiseach 'has confidence' in Simon Coveney, says spokesperson
His comment comes after Mary Lou McDonald said today that Simon Coveney cannot stay on.
Thailand’s prime minister survives no-confidence vote amid allegations of mismanagement of economy and vaccines
It marked the second no-confidence test Prayuth’s government has faced since taking office in July 2019.
'The opposition cannot sit idly by': Sinn Féin tables motion of no confidence in Leo Varadkar
A spokesman for the Tánaiste said Sinn Féin is “only interested in political mudslinging”.
Poll: Do you have confidence in housing minister Eoghan Murphy?
Last night, Eoghan Murphy narrowly survived a confidence motion in the Dáil.
Eoghan Murphy saved and Christmas election off the table as no confidence motion defeated
The motion was defeated by three votes.
FactCheck: Would a vote of no confidence in Eoghan Murphy automatically spark an election?
The claim has been made since the motion was tabled by the Social Democrats last week.
'He's had his time': Here's what the Dáil's new TDs have to say about Eoghan Murphy
Two will vote no confidence in the minister while the two new Fianna Fáil TDs will abstain.
Fine Gael looks to independent TDs to survive tonight's vote of no confidence in Murphy
The government numbers are tight ahead of tonight’s motion of no confidence in the housing minister.
Naughten says he's made no decision on how he will vote in motion of no confidence in Murphy
A motion of confidence in Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy is being heard in the Dáil tomorrow night.
Martin asked if he is on the side of homeless children or the side of Murphy as motion of no confidence is tabled
Murphy has come under pressure for a number of issues, most notably the significant number of homeless people in Ireland.
Maria Bailey's spot on Fine Gael election ticket in jeopardy after crunch constituency meeting
A large number of the party’s members took the secret ballot in a Dun Laoghaire hotel this evening.
Italy plunged into crisis as Prime Minister resigns after collapse of coalition with far-right
Giuseppe Conte’s resignation came under pressure from Matteo Salvini’s anti-immigrant League party, which has been soaring in opinion polls.
Health committee chair to vote against Simon Harris in no-confidence motion
“He’s given impression that this is a priority for him,” the Independent Clare TD said.
'I sincerely apologise': Harris tells Dáil he should have given further detail on children's hospital costs
Harris is facing a motion of no confidence from Sinn Féin next week.
'Simon Harris has to go': Sinn Féin to table motion of no confidence in health minister
Harris will apologise for misleading the Dáil this week.
Despite largest government defeat in modern British history, May looks set to survive confidence vote
The Conservative Party and the DUP will back her, but Europe has warned “time is almost up”.
Jeremy Corbyn has tabled a no-confidence motion in PM Theresa May
The move comes after the British Prime Minister told MPs they will only get a delayed vote on her Brexit deal in the new year.
Theresa May facing possible 'no confidence' motion
Forty-eight Conservative MPs need to back the motion in order for a vote to take place.
Swedish parliament ousts Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in vote of no-confidence
A total of 204 of 349 members of parliament voted against Lofven, while 142 voted in favour of him.
Murphy attacks Sinn Féin 'stunt' as no confidence motion submitted against Housing Minister
Sinn Féin has submitted motion of no confidence in Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy, but it won’t have Fianna Fáil backing.
15 months into the job, how has Eoghan Murphy performed as Minister for Housing?
Earlier this week, Sinn Féin said it will move to have Murphy removed from office when the Dáil resumes this month.
Sinn Féin to table motion of no confidence in housing minister, but Fianna Fáil won't support it
At the party think-in in Cavan, the Sinn Fein leader said the party will put down a motion of no confidence in the coming weeks.
Socialist Sanchez takes over in Spain as Rajoy ousted by parliament
Rajoy got up and shook hands with Sanchez before leaving the lower house without a word.
Ukip members vote to remove scandal-hit leader Henry Bolton
Members backed a motion of no confidence by 867 votes (63%) to 500 (37%).
Ukip in turmoil as two top figures quit party after leader refuses to step down
“We need to make it clear to Mr Bolton that his time is up.”
Ukip leader loses no confidence vote after row over comments made by ex-girlfriend
Henry Bolton’s former partner allegedly made racist remarks about Prince Harry’s fiancée Meghan Markle.
General election looking more likely by the minute as Fine Gael digs in to support Tánaiste
Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil are both tabling motions of no confidence against Frances Fitzgerald.
Angry Democrats file no-confidence motion against Trump and urge him to use Twitter responsibly
‘This is an attempt at a political intervention.’
Fianna Fáil want the Commissioner to step down over garda scandals
Jim O’Callaghan has said he is also losing confidence in the Justice Minister.
Enda Kenny wins confidence motion in the government
After a lengthy, and occasionally feisty, Dáil debate, the government won the motion.
'I have never made a personal attack on another politician, but I am furious'
Independent TD John Halligan was first up this evening in the debate on the Tánaiste’s no confidence motion.
Joan Burton is facing a motion of no confidence over 'blatant cronyism'
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…