Business of Dáil

The Government Chief Whip, Deputy Regina Doherty, wants to make a short statement on tomorrow's business.

I hope this is the last one I will be making today.

It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, that the Dáil shall sit at 10.30 a.m. tomorrow in order to take pre-European Council statements, which shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion within 85 minutes. The statements shall be confined to a single opening round for a Minister or Minister of State and the main spokespersons for parties and groups, or a Member nominated in their stead, and shall not exceed ten minutes in each case, and Members may share time. A Minister or Minister of State shall be called upon to make a statement in reply that shall not exceed five minutes. If statements conclude before 12 noon, the House shall suspend and Leaders' Questions shall commence at that time.

Sitting suspended at 4.41 p.m. and resumed at 5.10 p.m.