The Joint Committee met at 09:30 a.m.
MEMBERS PRESENT:

Deputy Catherine Byrne

Senator Colm Burke

Deputy Ciara Conway

Senator John Crown

Deputy Regina Doherty

Senator Imelda Henry

Deputy Robert Dowds

Senator Marc MacSharry

Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick

Senator Jillian van Turnhout.

Deputy Seamus Healy

Deputy Billy Kelleher

Deputy Mattie McGrath

Deputy Eamonn Maloney

Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor

Deputy Denis Naughten

Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

In attendance: Deputies Ciaran Cannon, Paudie Coffey, Joan Collins, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, Joe Costello, Michael Creed, Bernard J. Durkan, Damien English, Frank Feighan, Terence Flanagan, Simon Harris, Kevin Humphreys, Finian McGrath, Joe McHugh, Tony McLoughlin, Derek Nolan, Seán Ó Fearghaíl, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Patrick O'Donovan, John O'Mahony, Willie Penrose, John Paul Phelan, Shane Ross, Billy Timmins and Peadar Tóibín, and Senators Ivana Bacik, Sean D. Barrett, Paul Bradford, Terry Brennan, Martin Conway, Fidelma Healy Eames, Terry Leyden, Labhrás Ó Murchú, Marie-Louise O'Donnell, Jim Walsh, Mary M. White and Katherine Zappone.
DEPUTY JERRY BUTTIMER IN THE CHAIR.