Sitting Arrangements: Motion

I move:

That, notwithstanding anything in the Standing Orders relative to Public Business, unless otherwise ordered, the following arrangements shall apply in relation to the sittings of the Seanad on 12th, 13th and 16th July, 2021:

(1) The Seanad shall meet in the Dáil Chamber at 9.30 a.m. on Monday, 12th July, 2021, and the following arrangements shall apply:

(a) Commencement matters shall be taken at 9.30 a.m. and up to 10 matters may be selected by the Cathaoirleach for discussion;

(b) Standing Order 30 shall stand suspended;

(c) The Order of Business shall be proposed at 12 noon.

(2) The Seanad on its rising on Monday, 12th July, 2021, shall adjourn until 9.30 a.m. on Tuesday, 13th July, 2021, in the Convention Centre Dublin, and the following arrangements shall apply:

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

(b) The Order of Business shall be proposed at 9.30 a.m.

(3) The Seanad on its rising on Tuesday, 13th July, 2021, shall adjourn until 9.30 a.m. on Friday, 16th July, 2021, in the Dáil Chamber, and the following arrangements shall apply:

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

(b) The Order of Business shall be proposed at 9.30 a.m. and shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at 10 a.m. The contributions on the Order of Business shall be confined to the proposal of the business for the day by the Leader (or such other Senator as she may authorise in that behalf); a contribution from the Leader of each Group (or a Senator nominated in his or her stead); and a reply by the Leader."

Question put and agreed to.