Business of Joint Committee

The joint committee met in private session at 9 a.m. and resumed in public session at 9.07 a.m.

We will commence in public session. I thank Senator Pádraig Ó Céidigh for his attendance here this morning to facilitate the commencement of our business today.

I remind members to please switch off their mobile phones as they interfere with the recording equipment. I advise that apologies have been received from Senators Martin Conway and Frances Black, and from Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick.

The joint committee went into private session at 9.08 a.m. and resumed in public session at 9.22 a.m.