Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley will make a "full personal statement" to the Dáil on December 15th, according to the party's leader.
Mary Lou McDonald said in a statement this afternoon that she met with Deputy Stanley today and that the pair discussed the "ongoing public commentary relating to tweets he has posted and a radio interview he gave in March".
She said: "At my request, Teachta Stanley will take next week to be with his family; for whom this period of public controversy and comment has proven very difficult.
"Teachta Stanley has this afternoon written to the Ceann Comhairle to request time to make a full personal statement to the Dáil on the 15th December."
The Sinn Féin TD this week apologised for a tweet that appeared to glorify an IRA attack on the British Army during the War of Independence.
A second tweet then emerged that suggested the Laois-Offaly politician was commenting on Leo Varadkar's sexuality after he was elected leader of Fine Gael.
The Public Accounts Committee chairman has since deleted his social media accounts.
Main image: Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley addresses the Public Accounts Committee. Credit: RollingNews