The government suffered two losses in the Dáil this afternoon after Fianna Fáil refused to support the Government on two votes.
Donegal TD Thomas Pringle's bill was passed, which dealt with fossil fuels.
The other motion concerned tracker mortgages.
TDs made the decision to pass the bill from Pringle, who wants the State to sell all of its stakes in fossil fuel companies.
"Delighted that my Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill was passed today in the Dáil and will now go to Committee Stage. It calls on the Government to take our public money that's invested in fossil fuel companies over the next 5 years," said Pringle.
"It was thanks to the cross-party support including Fianna Fáil that got the Bill through as Fine Gael voted against it. Now for the bit where we all have to work together to get it through the last stages. Thanks to Trocaire, GLAN and activists all over the country," he said.
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