The Order of Business today shall be No. 5, Twenty-first Amendment of the Constitution (No. 2) Bill, 2001, (Death Penalty) – Order for Second Stage and Second and Remaining Stages; No. 25, Motion re Statement for the Information of Voters in relation to the Twenty-first Amendment of the Constitution (No. 2) Bill, 2001, (Death Penalty); No. 26, Motion re Referendum (Ballot Paper) Order, 2001; and No. 6, Twenty-third Amendment of the Constitution Bill, 2001, (International Criminal Court) – Order for Second Stage and Second Stage.
It is also proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, that the Dáil shall sit later than 8.30 p.m. and business shall be interrupted not later than 10 p.m., the Second and Remaining Stages of No. 5 shall be taken today and the proceedings on Second Stage, if not previously concluded, shall be brought to a conclusion at 1 p.m. and the following arrangements shall apply: the opening speech of a Minister or Minister of State and of the main spokespersons for the Fine Gael Party and the Labour Party shall not exceed 15 minutes in each case; the speech of each other Member called upon shall not exceed ten minutes; Members may share time; a Minister or Minister of State shall be called upon to make a speech in reply which will not exceed five minutes; and the proceedings on Committee and Remaining Stages, if not previously concluded, shall be brought to a conclusion at 1.30 p.m. by one question which shall be put from the Chair and which shall, in relation to amendments, include only those set down or accepted by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform; Nos. 25 and 26 shall be taken immediately upon the conclusion of No. 5, and shall be decided without debate; and the Second Stage of No. 6, if not previously concluded, shall be brought to a conclusion at 10 p.m. Private Members' Business shall be No. 125 – Motion re Garda Reform (Resumed) to conclude at 8.30 p.m.