I have just been informed that somebody who is very well known to most of us here, Alice Kearney, is retiring. She has laboured long in the Department of the Taoiseach and has dealt with Government Chief Whip's business for many years in an effective and fair way for everyone in this House. She has given the House great, outstanding and courageous service on many occasions. She is retiring this week and will be sadly missed. I ask Members to give her a big and hearty round of applause.