Legislation giving effect to the Mica redress scheme has passed its final stage in the Seanad.
It now goes to the President for signing.
Senators backed the scheme by 30 votes to 12.
Its passage through the Dail saw Fine Gael's Joe Mc Hugh vote against the government and lose the party whip.
That in turn led to Sinn Fein's no confidence motion this week.
Earlier Sinn Fein Senator Lynn Boylan hit back at criticism of her party's approach to the Mica redress scheme.

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