Prelude

The Joint Committee met at 9.30 a.m.
MEMBERS PRESENT:

Deputy Joe Carey,*

Senator Paddy Burke,

Deputy Timmy Dooley,

Senator Jerry Buttimer,*

Deputy Brendan Howlin,

Senator Ivor Callely,+

Deputy Michael Kitt,

Senator Paschal Mooney,

Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh,

Senator Alex White.

Deputy Tom Sheahan.

* In the absence of Deputy Lucinda Creighton and Senator Eugene Regan.
+ In the absence of Senator Terry Leyden for part of meeting.
CLERK TO THE COMMITTEE IN THE CHAIR.