Sitting Arrangements: Motion

I move:

That, notwithstanding anything in the Standing Orders relative to Public Business:

(1) The Seanad shall meet at 1.30 p.m. on Thursday, 9th May, 2019 and the following arrangements shall apply:

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

(b) there shall be no Order of Business;

(c) the business to be taken shall be confined to the item set out in the Schedule to this paragraph and, accordingly, no other business shall be taken unless the Seanad shall otherwise order on motion made by the Leader of the House or such other Senator as he may authorise in that behalf.


Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2017 [Dáil] – Committee Stage (resumed).

The proceedings on the Committee Stage of the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2017 [Dáil] shall be taken at the commencement of public business and shall, if not previously concluded, be adjourned at 3.30 p.m.

(2) The Seanad on its rising on Thursday, 9th May, 2019, shall adjourn until 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 14th May, 2019.”

Question put.



Will the Senators claiming a division please rise?

Senators Gerard P. Craughwell and Rónán Mullen rose.

As fewer than five Members have risen, I declare the question carried. In accordance with Standing Order 61, the names of the Senators dissenting will be recorded in the Journal of the Proceedings of the Seanad.

Question declared carried.