Business of Joint Committee

As we have a quorum we will commence the meeting.

I advise members that they must turn off their mobile telephones when attending committee meetings. Active mobile telephones interfere with the sound system and RTE has informed us that it will not broadcast any part of a meeting where interference from mobile telephones has occurred. I remind members that we are in public session. Apologies have been received from Deputy Michael McCarthy and Senator Cáit Keane. I thank members for their co-operation with the change in schedule for today. We will hear the witnesses from the Office of Public Works first, followed by Mr. Bill O'Herlihy from the Irish Film Board. After that we will go into private session. Is that agreed? Agreed.