As I hope this will be the last sitting day this year, I wish all Members a very happy Christmas. I thank Ms Deirdre Lane, Mr. Martin Groves and the staff of the Seanad Office for their co-operation during the year. I also thank the Leas-Chathaoirleach, Acting Chairmen, Members and the ushers for their great co-operation throughout the year. I wish all of them a happy and a safe Christmas in looking forward to 2016.
I congratulate Senator Jillian van Turnhout on becoming politician of the year. She has been given the gong and is keeping the flag flying for the Upper House.