The Oireachtas Committee on Health has voted to waive pre-legislative scrutiny of a new bill to permit indoor hospitality, which will speed up its passage through the Oireachtas.

The opposition voted against the measure, but Government politicians voted in favour.

The vote was carried by eight votes to six.

The legislation will be debated in the Dáil tomorrow afternoon.

Earlier, Labour leader Alan Kelly criticised the Government for rushing through "very, very complex ... and unprecedented legislation", which, he said "is so full of holes, it is ridiculous."

Mr Kelly said it has been a while since he had seen something "being made such a mess of".

"It's a mess. A complete mess," he said.

"We will not tolerate inequality - we will not tolerate discrimination," he said, adding that it would be far easier to use the EU Digital Covid Certificate to reopen indoor dining.

Sinn Féin's health spokesperson David Cullinane said his party is unhappy with the legislation and he vote against giving a waiver on pre-legislative scrutiny.

The Government has a majority at the committee.

Speaking on the plinth at Leinster House, Solidarity-People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd-Barrett said the bill needs to be fully examined, adding that to "rush it now is to risk all the gains we have made."

Gino Kenny said there was "a lot of unease in relation to the bill" at this morning's private sitting of the committee, which he said was "quite fraught".

"There was not a consensus after two hours," he said, and "huge concern in relation to how it works".

He cited "the discriminatory nature of the legislation", and warned that the "huge spike of infection" that is occurring in the UK could occur here in the next four to six weeks.

Paul Murphy said Ireland is "in a really crazy situation", where the Government is trying to "ram and rush through" this "unprecedented" legislation which provokes "ethical concerns", given its "extremely problematic approach."

The Rural Alliance of Independent TDs accused the Government of exercising a "kindergarten-level of control" over TDs in trying to pass the bill with only 110 minutes of debate.

Mattie McGrath said the group of six TDs, which has not seen the detail of the legislation, will have only five minutes to contribute to a debate on the bill, which he said is "draconian in the extreme".

"GUBU days are back," Deputy McGrath said. "It is so alarming," he added, and asked who will police the measures.

Representatives of the hospitality sector and senior Government officials will meet this afternoon regarding the planned resumption of indoor hospitality, following a Cabinet decision last night.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said compliance with new rules around indoor dining is something that public will have to "buy into".