Business of Joint Committee

Apologises have been received from Deputy Imelda Munster. Before we begin, I remind members to turn off their mobile phones as they interfere with the recording equipment. I propose we go into private session to deal with some housekeeping matters. Is that agreed? Agreed.

The joint committee went into private session at 9.40 a.m. and resumed in public session at 9.43 p.m.

Correspondence No. 2018/342 is from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. It is SI 312 of 2018. It is proposed to note the correspondence. Is that agreed? Agreed. Correspondence No. 2018/343 is an email from Councillor Michael O'Brien, dated 18 October, concerning changes to the commuter rail and DART line timetables. It is proposed to note this correspondence. Is that agreed? Agreed. Correspondence No. 2018/344(a) and (b) is an email from the Minister's office at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, dated 18 October, concerning College Green plaza, and a Topical Issue reply to Deputy Burton for discussion at today's meeting. Is that agreed? Agreed. We will note that in regard to our previous decision. When we meet the other party, it will be on the agenda. Correspondence No. 2018/345 is an email from Eoin Keegan, Dublin City Council. It is proposed to note the correspondence. Is that agreed? Agreed. Correspondence No. 2018/346 (a) and (b) is an email from Michael O'Connor, the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, and a letter from R. Gallagher, air navigation, safety and security division. It is a follow-up briefing in regard to pre-legislative scrutiny of the airport noise regulation Bill. It is proposed we note the correspondence. Correspondence No. 2018/347 is an email from the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Deputy Ross. The Department attached a briefing note on the Galway city ring road scheme. I propose we note the correspondence. Is that agreed? Agreed.