Gnó na Dála - Business of Dáil

At the start of Oral Questions, some questions were raised about the grouping of questions. There was a suggestion that I or my office had some role in the grouping of questions. I want to make it abundantly clear that questions are grouped by Government Departments or by the Taoiseach if he is the person taking the questions. This matter is addressed in Standing Order 41 and salient ruling No. 666. The proposal to do the business in this way is made by the Minister or the Taoiseach to the House, with which the House can disagree if it chooses. Let us be clear about these matters in future.

A Cheann Comhairle, I did correct the record of the House and noted that it was the Minister's responsibility.

I am keeping a careful eye on Deputies.

I see the Standing Order, a Cheann Comhairle. You are correct.

I also wish to put on record that I was correct in my statement to the House as well.

Brownie points all around.

I blame the Minister, Deputy Eoghan Murphy. It usually is his fault.

It was like that when I got here.