The Government has lost two votes in the Dáil today.

It sought to amend the Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill, which seeks to force the National Treasury Management Agency to sell-off its stakes in fossil fuel companies.

The bill was put forward by Independent TD Thomas Pringle.

However, the Government amendment was defeated by 90 votes to 53.

Later, the Government lost a second vote.

It had sought to amend a Sinn Féin motion on tracker mortgages calling for the estimated 15,000 people affected to be given a date for their compensation.

It lost the vote by 91-53.

As expected, the Government won a vote on plans for a scoping inquiry into the Stardust fire by 94 votes to 50.

It comes after the Government announced last night that a review would take place and an investigation would follow if new evidence is found.

The Dáil last night began debating a motion on the matter tabled by Independents4Change TD Tommy Broughan calling for a commission of investigation.

Fine Gael and the Independent Alliance had reached an agreement in advance on the wording of a counter motion, calling on the Government to meet the victims' families regarding possible new evidence into the fire in the Artane night club.

The motion called for this evidence to be assessed by an independent person who has the trust of the families.

If the independent assessment confirms the existence of new evidence, the motion calls on the Government to immediately establish a commission of investigation.

Forty-eight people died in the nightclub fire on Valentine's Day in 1981.