Death of Former Member. - Expression of Sympathy.

Before I deal with the Order of Business I would like to propose a vote of sympathy to the family of the late Patrick Bergin, a former Senator, who died recently.

On behalf of the Opposition I would like to be associated with the vote of sympathy.

May I join in the vote of sympathy to the family of the late Paddy Bergin. He was a member of our party who did tremendous work for people in the Carlow area and he will be fondly remembered by all of us who knew him.

The Independent Members would like to be associated with the vote of sympathy.

The House will now stand in silent tribute for one minute.

Members rose in their places.