Business of Joint Committee

Clerk to the Committee

In the unavoidable absence of the Chair, I must first call for nominations for the election of a temporary chairperson.

I propose Deputy Jan O'Sullivan.

I second that.

Clerk to the Committee

As there are no other nominations, I call Deputy Jan O'Sullivan to take the Chair.

Deputy Jan O'Sullivan took the Chair.

I remind members to turn their mobile phones off during the meeting. Apologies have been received from Deputy Naughton and Senator Ruane, who is ill. I propose we go into private session to deal with housekeeping matters. Is that agreed? Agreed.

The joint committee went into private session at 10.45 p.m. and resumed in public session at 11.10 a.m.
Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin took the Chair.