Taoiseach Micheál Martin has written to the Ceann Comhairle, Seán Ó Fearghaíl, asking him to resume the Dáil on Wednesday and Thursday of next week, a spokesperson has said.

The Government had come under mounting pressure to recall the Dáil following a political storm over an Oireachtas Golf Society dinner in Clifden on Wednesday night.

On Saturday night Mr Martin, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, and Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan agreed that the Dáil should be recalled following the reopening of schools at the end of the month.

Dara Calleary resigned as Minister for Agriculture and Jerry Buttimer resigned as Seanad Leas-Cathaoirleach after confirming they had attended the event.

EU Commissioner Phil Hogan, who was also at the dinner, has been asked to provide further details and clarifications about the event to the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen.

Under standing orders the Taoiseach is obliged to write to the Ceann Comhairle, who will then contact the Business Committee which will then come up with a Dáil agenda.

Mr Calleary's replacement as Minister of Agriculture will be appointed next week by the Taoiseach and the Dáil will have to vote the nominated person in.

The Dáil, which rose on 31 July, had not been scheduled to sit again until 15 September.