Business of Joint Committee

Apologies have been received from Deputy Bailey. I take the opportunity to extend a vote of sympathy to her on the death of her father. I propose that we send an expression of sympathy from the joint committee to her and her mother and their extended family. Would anyone else like to make remarks?

It is appropriate to extend a vote of sympathy to Deputy Bailey and her family.

As the Fine Gael representatives on the joint committee, Deputy O'Dowd and I would like to be associated with the vote of sympathy to the Chairman on the loss of her father, Councillor John Bailey.

That is agreed. I propose that we go into private session to deal with some housekeeping matters. Is that agreed? Agreed.

The joint committee went into private session at 9.40 a.m. and resumed in public session at 10.15 a.m.