Address to Seanad Éireann by Members of the European Parliament: Motion

I move:

That, in accordance with Standing Order 57(1) and the approval of the Committee on Parliamentary Privileges and Oversight, Seanad Éireann agrees that, in respect of the European Parliament Constituency for Midlands-North-West, Mr. Luke Ming Flanagan MEP, Mr. Chris MacManus MEP, Mr. Colm Markey MEP, and Ms. Maria Walsh MEP, may attend and be heard in Seanad Éireann on Wednesday, 22nd September, 2021, and that the following arrangements shall apply:

The proceedings shall commence at 2:30 p.m., shall not exceed two hours, and shall consist of—

(a) a speech of welcome by the Cathaoirleach;

(b) an opening address by each MEP which shall not exceed 8 minutes in each case;

(c) a contribution not exceeding five minutes by a spokesperson from each Group;

(d) questions from Senators in accordance with the sequence set out in the Schedule to this resolution, which shall not exceed one minute in each case, and a reply not exceeding two minutes from each MEP;

(e) a concluding response of not less than four minutes by each MEP;

(f) a speech of thanks by the Leader of the House;

and the members of the European Parliament may take seats on the floor of the Seanad Chamber.

Schedule

Fianna Fáil Group

Fine Gael Group

Independent Group

Green Party

Sinn Féin Group

Labour Group

Civil Engagement Group.

Question put and agreed to