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 Dara Calleary, Michael Conaghan, Michael Creed, Bernard J. Durkan, Damien English, Frank Feighan, Terence Flanagan, Simon Harris, Joe Higgins, Kevin Humphreys, Paul Kehoe, Finian McGrath, Tony McLoughlin, Seán Ó Feargháil, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Patrick O'Donovan, John O'Mahony, John Paul Phelan, Brendan Ryan, Billy Timmins and Peadar Tóibín, and Senators Ivana Bacik, Paul Bradford, Terry Brennan, Deirdre Clune, Paul Coghlan, Maurice Cummins, Fidelma Healy Eames, Paschal Mooney, Labhrás Ó Murchú, Marie-Louise O'Donnell, Jim Walsh and Katherine Zappone.
DEPUTY JERRY BUTTIMER IN THE CHAIR.