Business of Joint Committee

I remind members to please turn off their mobile phones when attending committee meetings. Apologies have been received from Senator Maria Byrne. Deputy Jan O'Sullivan has advised that this meeting clashes with another meeting and she will make every effort to attend but sends her apologies in the event that she cannot do so.

I propose that we go into private session to consider a number of housekeeping matters. Is that agreed? Agreed.

The joint committee went into private session at 11.08 a.m. and resumed in public session at 11.37 a.m.
Deputy Catherine Martin took the Chair.