I beg to move that Dr. George Sigerson be elected to take the Chair, pro tem, until a permanent Chairman is elected.

I have pleasure in seconding that motion.

Question put: "That Dr. George Sigerson be elected Chairman,pro tem, pending the appointment of a permanent Chairman.”
Dr. George Sigerson took the Chair.


Ladies and Gentlemen, I thank you for the honour you have conferred upon me by electing me to preside temporarily over the first Seanad Eireann. We shall at once proceed to business.