Business of Committee

I welcome everybody to the meeting. I note my appreciation of everybody’s efforts in attending the meeting here because the Dáil is meeting today in the convention centre at the far side of town and people are moving backwards and forwards. We are joined by the Comptroller and Auditor General, Mr. Seamus McCarthy, as the permanent witness. We have received an apology from Deputy Hourigan. I propose that we go into private session now to deal with a housekeeping matter before we resume public session to engage with officials from the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. Is that agreed? Agreed.

The committee went into private session at 4.33 p.m. and resumed in public session at 4.38 p.m.