Before we move on to Topical Issues, the Government Whip has an announcement to make.
Business of Dáil
That, notwithstanding the Order of the Dáil of 23 January, Government Business for today shall be Item 10, Motion re. Proposed approval by Dáil Éireann for a Directive 2013/33/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 June 2013 laying down standards for the reception of applicants for international protection (recast) (back from Committee); Item 30, Technological Universities Bill 2015 Report and Final Stage (resumed); Item 5, Companies (Statutory Audits) Bill 2017 Order for Second Stage and Second Stage; and Item 31, Statements re. Report of the Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution (resumed).
No. 10 shall be brought to a conclusion after 40 minutes and the following arrangements shall apply. Speeches, which shall be confined to a single round for a Minister or Minister of State and the main spokespersons for parties or groups, or a Member nominated in their stead, shall not exceed five minutes each and all Members may share time.
Tomorrow’s Government business shall be No. 30, Technological Universities Bill 2015 - Report Stage (resumed) and Final Stage; No. 5, Companies (Statutory Audits) Bill 2017 - Order for Second Stage and Second Stage; and No. 31, statements on the report of the Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution (resumed).