Business of Joint Committee.

Cuirim fáilte roimh gach éinne a tháinig anseo anocht. Níl mórán Gaeilge agam agus dá bhrí sin, caithfidh mé dul ar aghaidh trí Bhéarla. I welcome everyone to this historic meeting, about which I will say more as we go on. Some housekeeping issues arise to be dealt with first and I will go through them as quickly as possible.

Apologies have been received from Deputy Andrews and Senator Leyden. We have received apologies from a number of other persons that will be recorded.