Irish parliament to reconvene after brief suspension

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FILE PHOTO: Ireland's Prime Minister Micheal Martin leaves a meeting at the EU summit, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Brussels, Belgium early July 21, 2020. REUTERS/Johanna Geron/Pool

September 15, 2020

DUBLIN (Reuters) – The Irish parliament is to reconvene on Tuesday evening, ending a brief suspension announced a few hours earlier out of an “abundance of caution” when a minister fell ill, Prime Minister Micheal Martin said.

Government ministers are to restrict their movements while they wait for the results of a COVID-19 test being taken by Health Minister Stephen Donnelly, Martin said in an interview with RTE television.

(Reporting by Conor Humphries; Editing by Chris Reese)