Visit of Australian Delegation

I welcome a group of parliamentarians from Australia led by Mr. Scott Ryan, President of the Senate. In the Australian Parliament, like Ireland, the Upper House is more important than the other one.

On my behalf and on behalf of my colleagues in Seanad Éireann, I extend a very warm welcome to them and wish them every success in their visit to Ireland. The Leader will endorse that.

As Leader of the House, I welcome the Australian delegation. It is very important we acknowledge their presence and congratulate them on their recent historical achievement regarding marriage equality. I commend them on their bravery.

I welcome my friends from Ballygarvan to the House. They are very welcome.

I thought the good Leader was congratulating the Australians for beating us in Brisbane last week.