Business of Joint Committee

Given the day that is in it, I propose that we have a minute's silence in acknowledgement of Emma Mhic Mhathúna whose funeral takes place today. Being the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health it would be appropriate to do so.

And also for the other women who died and did not go public.

And for those who are on the way.

It is for the two women, in particular, the second of whom chose not to go public. We should acknowledge them today.

We will now have a minute's silence.

Members rose.

I thank members for showing due recognition of the women who have been affected by the controversy.