Members of the opposition have argued that the Bill should be considered in more detail when the Dáil comes back from their summer holiday in September. However the Government appear to want to pursue the Bill's completion due to Udaras elections which are taking place in two months time. The proposed Bill would mean the Udaras elections would not take place in the autumn.
As a result of the opposition walk-out all proposed amendments were rejected and weren't pushed to a vote. As a result the Gaeltacht Bill has passed now passed all stages without a vote needing to be taken this morning.
As a result of the opposition walk-out and lack of debate, the Dáil has now been suspended until 1.00pm.
The video below shows the moment at which the opposition members left the Dáil en masse.