[b]Update 2.45pm: [/b] Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been accused of taking part in "stroke politics" and of "undermining" the Oireachtas amid claims he has rushed through the publication of the national framework plan to avoid a vote on its multi-billion euro details, writes [i] Fiachra Ó Cionnaith and Juno McEnroe[/i]. Accusing Mr Varadkar of "deliberately publishing this Friday" in order to ensure the plan is put on a statutory footing before the Seanad bill next week, Mr Doherty said the Government is taking part in "stroke politics" and "undermining" parliament. [b]Earlier: Watch as row breaks out in the Dáil over over the National Planning Framework[/b]A row has broken out in the Dáil over the National Planning Framework. Sinn Fein and Labour has accused the government of trying to get the plan through the Dail without a vote. To heavy opposition and concerns around the statutory status of the plan, the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar insisted there was no need for a Dáil vote on the plan.
Source: Evening echo February 14, 2018 14:48 UTC