Address by President of the Gaelic Athletic Association: Motion

I move:

That Seanad Éireann agrees with the recommendation of the Committee on Procedure and Privileges that, in accordance with Standing Order 57(2) of the Standing Orders relative to Public Business, the President of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), Mr. John Horan, be invited to address Seanad Éireann on Tuesday, 29th January 2019 and, unless otherwise ordered, the following arrangements shall apply:

(i) the Seanad shall meet at 12 noon on Tuesday, 29th January 2019;

(ii) Standing Orders 29 and 30 shall stand suspended;

(iii) the Order of Business shall be taken at the commencement of public business;

(iv) the proceedings in respect of the address shall commence at 1.30 p.m., shall not exceed two hours, and shall consist of—

(a) a speech of welcome by the Cathaoirleach,

(b) an address by the President of the GAA, Mr. John Horan,

(c) a contribution not exceeding five minutes by a spokesperson from each Group,

(d) a contribution not exceeding three minutes from other Senators,

(e) a contribution not exceeding three minutes from the Leas-Chathaoirleach,

(f) a concluding response of not less than ten minutes by the President of the GAA, Mr. John Horan,

(g) a speech of thanks by the Leader of the House.

Question put and agreed to.