Business of Joint Committee

Apologies have been received from Deputy Patrick Costello. Deputy Holly Cairns will substitute at this meeting for Deputy Jennifer Whitmore. Before we begin, I remind members who are participating remotely to keep their device on mute until they are invited to speak, and when they are speaking I would ask, where possible, that they have their camera switched on and be mindful that we are in public session.

In addition, I remind members of the constitutional requirements that members must be physically present within the confines of the place in which Parliament has chosen to sit, namely, Leinster House, in order to participate in public meetings. I will not permit a member to participate where they are not adhering to this constitutional requirement. Therefore, any member who attempts to participate at this meeting from outside the precincts will be refused.