The Dáil will move back to Leinster House for two out of its three sittings per week instead of TDs debating at the Convention Centre.

The compromise will begin next week and is expected to continue until the end of October.

Debates on Tuesday and Thursday will be held in the Dáil chamber on Dublin's Kildare Street while Wednesday's sitting will happen across the Liffey at the Convention Centre.

This is where the week's votes will be taken.

The Convention Centre sittings were introduced at the end of June to facilitate social distancing when all 160 TDs are present, as for voting.

It costs around €25,000 per day with most of that relating to staffing and broadcasting.

The Convention Centre is not charging for the use of the centre itself.

Many deputies have been unhappy with the set-up and the lack of atmosphere on the two levels of the building, as well as the inconvenience and lack of office space.

Meanwhile, the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission has agreed to examine a new round of suggestions on how votes are taken.

These include the possibility of putting some TDs in the Seanad chamber or the Mansion House or a function room at the nearby Shelbourne Hotel.

Fine Gael chief whip Brendan Griffin has also suggested TDs sitting in either the visitors' gallery or the press gallery.

Questions have previously been raised about the constitutionality of TDs sitting in different locations for votes and this would have to be resolved.

The Dáil Business Committee discussed the issue yesterday and will return to it again next Thursday.

Earlier, Fine Gael's Patrick O'Donovan and Sinn Féin's Pádraig MacLochlainn said it was time for the Dáil to move out of Dublin's Convention Centre.

Mr O'Donovan, Minister for the Office of Public Works, told RTÉ's Today with Claire Byrne that the Fine Gael front bench were all agreed that TDs should go back to Leinster House.

He said it was important that the public see their representatives are "back to work" and adhering to the same restrictions that they are.

On the same programme Sinn Féin's Pádraig MacLochlainn said that "the optics that TDs are a coveted bunch of people in this cavernous space of the Convention Centre while hundreds of thousands of people are in workplaces, students are in packed buses going to overcrowded classrooms.

"It is all wrong."