Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad

Before I call the Leader, I remind Members of the need for debate on the Order of Business to proceed in an orderly manner. Members should not interrupt when another Member has been called to speak.

Members should be respectful in the manner in which they address or refer to each other.

I do not wish for interruptions. I would also remind everyone that the Cathaoirleach issued a letter to all Members just two weeks ago setting out the purpose and speaking arrangements for the Order of Business. I expect all Members to adhere to those arrangements, which I must emphasise were agreed by their representatives on the Committee on Procedure and Privileges-----

-----and by themselves as Members of the Seanad.

I must insist that at all times the office of the Chair must be respected and the rulings of the Chair must be adhered to.