Business of Joint Committee

As we have a quorum, we shall commence in public session. I remind members to please switch off their mobile phones as they interfere with the recording equipment. I thank Senator Mark Daly for his presence and for facilitating the commencement of today's business.

I am always happy to be of service.

Nollaig shona don Seanadóir. Apologies have been received from Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick. We shall now go into private session.

The joint committee went into private session at 9.04 a.m. and resumed in public session at 9.40 a.m.