Dáil resumes as ministers will no longer self-isolate 7 months ago

Dáil resumes as ministers will no longer self-isolate

The Dáil resumed at 8pm, after it was earlier suggested that it would be adjourned for a week.

It is understood that ministers will restrict their movements rather than have to self-isolate, as was believed to be the case earlier.


Taoiseach Micheál Martin confirmed that the Dáil could reconvene this evening, and junior ministers can represent the Government on certain issues.

Speaking on Tuesday evening, the Ceann Comhairle told the Dáil that the entire Government is now "unavailable" and that, unless the Taoiseach tells him otherwise, the Dáil will not resume for the rest of the week.

However, since then, the Dáil has resumed, with the Ceann Comhairle saying that there was a "rush of blood to the head earlier", with regards to the decision made at approximately 5.30pm on Tuesday.

Acting Chief Medical Officer Ronan Glynn is now also restricting his movements as he met with members of the Cabinet on Monday.

This comes after Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly began feeling unwell on Tuesday afternoon.

He has since arranged a Covid-19 test with his GP.

Earlier in the day, Donnelly was present as the government unveiled its new five-level response plan, as part of the new Living with Covid roadmap.