Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad

I propose that notwithstanding the order of the Seanad of Tuesday, 22 June 2021, the proceedings on the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2021 shall be interrupted after 20 speakers for 30 minutes, to allow for the sanitisation of the Chamber, and the order of debate shall resume thereafter.

Is that agreed? Agreed.

Today is Slovenian national day. It celebrates 30 years of independence, with its statehood day, Dan državnosti. Ireland and Slovenia have since developed cultural, business and sporting links. The reopening this year by Slovenia of its embassy in Dublin is warmly welcome. It will help facilitate the development of even closer ties between our two countries. Since Slovenia’s accession to the European Union in 2004, during Ireland’s Presidency of the European Council, our two countries have developed a close partnership. I, therefore, take this opportunity to extend to Ambassador Stanislav Vidovič, the team in the embassy in Dublin and the Slovenian community in Ireland, congratulations on the special 30th anniversary of their independence. estitke za Dan državnosti.

I thank the Minister, Deputy Ryan, for being in the House today and know he will join us in congratulating Slovenia on its 30 years of independence.