I want to bring two matters to the attention of the House. A little earlier today I received the following from the Taoiseach:
In accordance with Standing Order 26 (1), I request you to summon Dáil Éireann to meet at 20.00 hours on Tuesday, 15th September, 2020 for the purpose of considering:
Questions (Minister for Health) and
Questions (Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine).
On my own behalf I will clarify, lest anyone think I had a sudden rush of blood to the head earlier. Ruling No. 221 provides that: "By virtue of the fact that Chair is sole judge of order, he may rule on matters not specifically covered by Standing Orders." Earlier today the Chair having received an extremely urgent communication from Government, and in accordance with that communication, ruled that the House should adjourn forthwith. We are now in a position, on request from the Taoiseach, to proceed so we are proceeding to-----