Gnó na Dála - Business of Dáil

Before moving on to the next business, I have to make an announcement regarding the appointment of committee Chairmen. I wish to announce for the information of the House that the Business Committee, acting as the Committee of Selection pursuant to Standing Order 34, has administered the allocation of posts according to the d'Hondt system, pursuant to Standing Order 104(2). A total of 18 posts have been allocated as follows:

The Chair of the Committee on Housing, Local Government and Heritage will be selected by the Government.

The Chair of the Committee on Committee on European Union Affairs will be selected by the Government.

The Chair of the Committee on Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Employment will be selected by Sinn Féin.

The Chair of the Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement will be selected by the Government.

The Chair of the Committee on Justice will be selected by the Government.

The Chair of the Committee on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration will be selected by Sinn Féin.

The Chair of the Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform and Taoiseach will be selected by the Government.

The Chair of the Committee on Budgetary Oversight will be selected by the Government.

The Chair of the Committee on Health will be selected by Sinn Féin.

The Chair of the Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science will be selected by the Government.

The Chair of the Committee on Climate Action, Communications Networks and Transport will be selected by the Government.

The Chair of the Committee on Agriculture and the Marine will be selected by the Government.

The Chair of the Committee on Public Accounts will be selected by Sinn Féin.

The Chair of the Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands will be selected by the Regional Group.

The Chair of the Committee on Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht will be selected by the Government.

The Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence will be selected by the Government.

The Chair of the Committee on the Irish Language, Gaeltacht, the Islands and the Irish-Speaking Community will be selected by Sinn Féin.

The Chair of the anticipated committee on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will be selected by the Government.

Sitting suspended at 1.20 p.m. and resumed at 1.25 p.m.