Business of Joint Committee

At the request of the broadcasting and recording services, members are asked to ensure that for the duration of the meeting their mobile phones are turned off completely or switched to airplane, safe or flight mode, depending on the device used. It is not sufficient for them to leave their phones in silent mode as this maintains the level of interference with the broadcasting system.

Apologies have been received from Senator Paudie Coffey.

The joint committee went into private session at 9.35 a.m. and resumed in public session at 9.45 a.m.