Visit of French Delegation

Before proceeding with the business of the House, I wish to note a large group viewing proceedings from the Public Gallery. On my own behalf and on behalf of the Members of Dáil Éireann I offer a céad míle fáilte, bienvenue and a most sincere welcome to a distinguished delegation of mayors from the département de Seine-et-Marne, in the greater Paris area, led by Monsieur Guy Geoffroy, Mayor of Combs-la-Ville, and Monsieur Didier Maus, Mayor of Samois-sur-Seine. The group are on a short fact-finding visit to Ireland. I thank Senator Neale Richmond for assisting with the arrangements as convenor of the Oireachtas Ireland-France Friendship Group.