The Government will not oppose a proposal to set maximum speed limits in housing estates at 20km/hr.

The Sinn Féin amendment to road traffic legislation was debated in the Dáil tonight.

It follows a campaign by the parents of six-year old Jake Brennan, who was knocked down and killed near his home in Co Kilkenny last year.

Jake’s parents met Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe and Taoiseach Enda Kenny outside Leinster House earlier today.

Roseanne and Chris Brennan and a number of friends and relatives have been camping outside Leinster House since Sunday.

Roseanne says "Jake's Law" is essential to prevent other children from dying in the streets outside their homes.

Sinn Féin Vice President Mary Lou McDonald warned the Government that a "passive response" was not adequate.

Ms McDonald requested that Mr Donohoe "guarantee the level of urgency required", to ensure that the legislation goes to committee stage.

She warned that it would be "disingenuous of the Government to act as it has with other legislation, to allow it to committee and leave it there to gather dust.

"You won't get away with that regarding this legislation", she said.