Business of Joint Committee

Before we begin, I remind members to ensure their mobile telephones are turned off. Apologies have been received from Deputy Charlie McConalogue and Senator Rose Conway-Walsh. I propose that we go into private session to deal with some housekeeping matters before proceeding to the main business of the meeting. Is that agreed? Agreed.

The joint committee went into private session at 3.30 p.m. and resumed in public session at 3.40 p.m.