Conference on the Future of Europe: Appointment of Representatives

I wish to announce for the information of the House that the following Members have been selected as representatives of the Houses of the Oireachtas to the Conference on the Future of Europe: Deputy John Brady, Senator Alice-Mary Higgins, Deputy Neale Richmond and Deputy Niamh Smyth. The conference is a joint undertaking between the European Parliament, the European Council and the European Commission acting as equal partners with the member states of the European Union. It was inaugurated on 9 May and will hold its inaugural plenary meeting on 19 June. I am sure the House will join me in wishing the delegation well in its important work.