Business of Joint Committee

As we have a quorum, I call the meeting to order. I remind members to please turn off their mobile phones. Apologies have been received from Deputy Thomas Byrne and Senators Robbie Gallagher and Lynn Ruane. We will go into private session.

The joint committee went into private session at 3.37 p.m until 3.50 p.m. and resumed in public session at 3. 53 p.m.