Cork TD demands answers on 'knee jerk' adjournment of Dáil

Cork TD demands answers on 'knee jerk' adjournment of Dáil

CORK Fianna Fail backbencher Michael Moynihan has demanded answers today from the Ceann Comhairle, Seán Ó Fearghaíl, following yesterday's adjournment of the Dáil. Photo: Laura Hutton/RollingNews.ie

CORK Fianna Fail backbencher Michael Moynihan has demanded answers today from the Ceann Comhairle, Seán Ó Fearghaíl, following yesterday's adjournment of the Dáil.

After it emerged that Health Minister Stephen Donnelly was being referred for a Covid-19 test, because he was feeling unwell, Deputy Ó Fearghaíl announced that the Dáil would be adjourned for a week.

However, a short time later, it was announced that the Dáil would reconvene at 8pm, with Junior Ministers representing the Cabinet, who were restricting their movements, until Minister Donnelly's test was found to be negative.

This morning, Cork North West TD Michael Moynihan said: "I contacted the Ceann Comhairle's office this morning to see who contacted him from the government and what did they say to him."

He said classrooms can continue when a pupil is sick, adding: "Why should we be special. Why should we be different?"

He continued: "The adjournment does reflect a knee jerk reaction and adds to the distaste that the public has for us as politicians."

And he said: "There is a need for the Dáil to be working and we want to work to serve our constituents."

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