Sittings and Business of Dáil: Motion

I understand the Deputy Chief Whip has a business proposal to put to the House.

I move:

That, notwithstanding anything in the weekly Dáil schedule agreed on 11 May 2021, the following additional arrangements shall apply to the business of the Dáil tomorrow:

(a) the Dáil shall sit later than 9.27 p.m.; and

(b) No. 43a, Statements and Questions and Answers on Cork University Maternity Hospitals shall not exceed 145 minutes, with arrangements in accordance with those agreed by Order of the Dáil of 30 July 2020, for 135 minutes, following which a Minister or Minister of State may make a statement in reply which shall not exceed ten minutes, provided that Members may use their time for a combination of statements and questions and answers, or questions and answers only, and all Members may share time; and

(c) the sitting shall be suspended for 40 minutes on the conclusion of No. 43a.

I presume the Minister of Health would be there for that session.

I can seek clarification for the Deputy and respond to him. My understanding is that he will be there but I can respond to the Deputy on that.

It is what the Deputy would want and what all of us would want.

It might be best to bring our sleeping bags as well, given the late hour we are likely to be here until.

Question put and agreed to.