Business of Committee

I thank Senator John Dolan for facilitating the commencement of this morning's business and he managed to make it here just in front of Senator Frances Black. Go raibh míle maith agat, a Sheanadóir. I remind members to please switch off their mobile phones as they interfere with the recording equipment. Apologies have been received from Senator Niall Ó Donnghaile. We shall go into private session to deal with some housekeeping matters.

The joint committee went into private session at 9.10 a.m. and resumed in public session at 9.25 a.m.