Business of Joint Committee

I thank Senator Colm Burke for facilitating the commencement of this morning's business. Go raibh míle maith agat, a Sheanadóir. I remind members to please switch off their mobile phones as they interfere with the recording equipment. 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 9.27 a.m.