Business of Committee

The committee is joined by the Comptroller and Auditor General, Seamus McCarthy, as permanent witness to the committee. He is also joined today by Mr. John Crean, deputy director of audit.

I record apologies received from Deputies David Cullinane, Marc MacSharry, Alan Farrell and Catherine Murphy. The committee will now go into private session for a few moments to deal with a couple of items and will return in public session promptly.

The committee went into private session at 9.31 a.m. and resumed in public session at 10.01 a.m.