Business of Joint Committee

Apologies have been received from Deputies Thomas Byrne, Funchion and Catherine Martin and Senator Gavan. Deputy Quinlivan is due to attend in substitution for Deputy Funchion.

I suggest we go into private session to deal with some housekeeping matters. Is that agreed? Agreed.

The joint committee went into private session at 3.45 p.m. and resumed in public session at 4 p.m.