Visit of French Delegation

Before proceeding with business, on my own behalf and on behalf of the Members, I welcome to the Dáil and offer a céad míle fáilte to a parliamentary delegation from the Assemblée Nationale in France, comprising members of the Ireland-France parliamentary friendship group, led by Monsieur Paul Molac. The delegation is accompanied by H. E. Mr. Stéphane Crouzat, French ambassador to Ireland. Our French visitors are in the country for three days, visiting Leinster House today for a series of meetings and travelling to Dundalk tomorrow to discuss Brexit with stakeholders in the region. We are grateful for their visit. They are most welcome and we hope they find it to our mutual benefit.

I do not know if there is a gender pay gap in France but we are trying to rectify matters here.