I join with colleagues who spoke on the Order of Business earlier in wishing my colleague, the Cathaoirleach, a happy first anniversary. I congratulate him on his stewardship during this difficult year. It has been an unusual and tumultuous experience. Well done to the Cathaoirleach.
I welcome the Minister of State. The room is very large so I ask that Senators indicate clearly if they wish to speak on any section. If I appear to be moving on, it is not that I am trying to thwart debate. Senators are welcome to intervene as I move along but I ask that they indicate very clearly with a big wave. I will not take it as a wave but as an indication that a Senator wishes to speak.