Message to Dáil

I wish to record my thanks to the Oireachtas staff, including the clerk, Deputies, the Minister and his staff for the co-operation on and presentation of the Bill.

I wish to add my thanks to everyone. We had a late night last night, so I thank all of the staff. In particular, I thank the officials from the Department and Revenue for answering our questions over a long time so that we could have an informed discussion on Committee Stage of the Finance Bill.

I thank my apprentice, Deputy Burke, who stepped in and chaired the meeting. I give him ten out of ten, so the Minister should keep an eye on him.

Indeed. I will add to what has been said by the Chairman, Deputy Doherty and others. I thank everyone for the way in which this business was conducted. There are differing views. We have been here since 9.30 a.m. yesterday and have worked our way through a long Bill. I have done my best to respond to the issues that have been raised.

I thank all of the staff from Revenue and the Department of Finance and everyone else who has been involved.

In accordance with Standing Order 90, the following message will be sent to the Dáil:

The Select Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach has completed its consideration of the Finance Bill 2018 and has made amendments thereto.

The select committee adjourned at 7.30 p.m. sine die.