The Joint Committee met at 12:00 p.m.
MEMBERS PRESENT:

Deputy Tom Barry

Senator Catherine Noone.*

Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett

Deputy Eric Byrne,*

Deputy Marcella Corcoran Kennedy,*

Deputy Michael Creed

Deputy Timmy Dooley

Deputy Robert Dowds,*

Deputy Gabrielle McFadden,*

Deputy Michael McGrath

Deputy Kieran O'Donnell

Deputy Arthur Spring

Deputy Peadar Tóibín

* In the absence of Deputies Ciarán Lynch, Ciaran Cannon, Pat Rabbitte, Regina Doherty and Senator Paul Coghlan, respectively.
DEPUTY LIAM TWOMEY IN THE CHAIR.
The joint committee met in private session until 12.10 p.m.