Business of Select Committee

Apologies have been received from Deputies Maria Bailey, Pearse Doherty and Martin Heydon. The committee is due to meet officials from the European Commission to consider the country-specific recommendations, CSRs, for Ireland and the Commission's assessment of the stability programme update. The CSRs were published last week as part of the EU's annual budgetary cycle for the co-ordination of economic and fiscal policy. We are due to meet the Commission in about half an hour, but before we do I propose that we go into private session. Is that agreed? Agreed.

The committee went into private session at 2.05 p.m. and resumed in public session at 2.35 p.m.