Ceann Comhairle isolating after testing positive for Covid-19

Seán Ó Fearghaíl received PCR test results at the weekend and will work from home

Ceann Comhairle of the Dáil Seán Ó Fearghaíl will work from home until Monday. Photograph: Maxwell Photography

The Ceann Comhairle of the Dáil, Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD, has tested positive for Covid-19 and is isolating at home.

A statement from the Oireachtas said the Kildare South TD got the results of a PCR test at the weekend and is to isolate at home until Monday, November 29th, “in accordance with public health guidelines”.

Online engagements

Mr Ó Fearghaíl is to work from home during this period and will carry out some online engagements.

His duties in the Dáil chamber will be overseen by Leas-Cheann Comhairle, Catherine Connolly in his absence.


The normal panel of temporary chairpersons will also be used.

Cormac McQuinn

Cormac McQuinn

Cormac McQuinn is a Political Correspondent at The Irish Times