Before I move to the Order of Business of the day, I should like to ask the House to express a motion of sympathy to the family of the late Noel Conway. Noel was a man who served this House in the journalistic sense for many, many years. He was a man who had a great respect for this House and, indeed, both Houses of the Oireachtas. He was a man of great courtesy and great strength in his reportage. I express my sympathy to his family on their bereavement.
It is intended to take Items Nos. 1 and 2 today. I wish to state that, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, the debate on Item No. 2 shall be brought to a conclusion not later than 4.30 p.m., that the speech of each Senator shall not exceed 30 minutes, and that the provisions of Standing Orders 28 and 29 in regard to the matter and the motion of the Adjournment, respectively, shall not be invoked on today's business.