Business of Seanad

I ask for the permission of the House to suspend the sitting until 5 p.m. as the Minister of State, Deputy Paul Kehoe, is on active duty in the Dáil dealing with defence matters. I apologise to Members and staff for any inconvenience caused.

Will that debate conclude before 5 p.m.?

It will. There will also be a vote on the matter being discussed in the Dáil.

Sitting suspended at 4.02 p.m. and resumed at 5 p.m.