Michael Healy-Rae is denying he reneged on his TD duties by missing a Dáil vote to be on the television.
The Kerry Independent deputy stood in for regular presenter Ivan Yates on the Tonight Show on Virgin Media 1 last night.
At the same time, a motion of no confidence in the Housing Minister was taking place in the Dáil.
Tipperary Labour TD Alan Kelly says Michael Healy-Rae should have been voting in the Dáil rather than presenting the current affairs show.
Deputy Michael Healy-Rae says presenting the programme was a one off, that he’s a hard-working TD, and the no confidence motion was never going to pass, so his vote didn’t matter.