We are joined by the Comptroller and Auditor General, Mr. Seamus McCarthy, as a permanent witness to the committee. He is joined by Ms Mairead Leyden, senior auditor. No apologies have been received in respect of today's meeting.
Before we get into the normal business of the meeting, I want to say that members of the committee received an email at 8.27 a.m. providing the Committee of Public Accounts with an eight page report from Mr. Peter Finnegan, Clerk of the Dáil and the Secretary General, on the purchase of the Komori printing press and related matters. I just received it in the last few moments and I propose that we go into private session for 20 minutes so members of the committee can read the report. We will then resume in public session to deal with our normal business.