The Dáil was suspended for ten minutes this morning following rowdy scenes in the chamber.

The Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny had been on his feet complaining about next week's Dáil sitting and ignored calls from the Ceann Comhairle to sit down.

The Ceann Comhairle then suspended the sitting.

After the sitting resumed, the Dáil voted to to adjourn proceedings from tonight until next Wednesday 9 June.

The debate continued in a heated manner and Fine Gael Deputy Bernard Durkan was suspended from the House for shouting and being disorderly on the issue of the adjournment of the House.

Opposition parties said next week's sitting would not follow the normal run of business.

They say there would be no oral questions to ministers and no votes taken.

It is, the Opposition said, a muzzling of parliament.