I thank the Senator for his kind words about my time as Minister. I did not know that he is not going forward for the next Seanad election. I wish him well in his retirement and hope he has a wonderful time. I have known Senator Doyle for many years and found him to be an able person and a good and kind public representative in the great tradition of what his party stands for, even though I am on the opposing benches.
I thank all Senators in the House for their co-operation in passing the Finance Bill. I hope to put through many more Finance Bills but I have enjoyed the debates here on the seven I have already put through more than those in the other House because there is more latitude and better discourse. I also wish to thank my officials and those of the Revenue Commissioners. This is an enormous undertaking every year and I thank everyone concerned.