Business of Joint Committee

Good morning. No apologies have been received. Senator Mullen is substituting for Senator Boyhan. Before we begin, I remind members that, in the context of the current Covid-19 restrictions, only the Cathaoirleach and staff are present in the committee room. All members must join remotely from elsewhere in the parliamentary precincts. The secretariat can issue invitations to join the meeting on MS Teams. Members may not participate in the meeting from outside of the parliamentary precincts. I ask members to mute their microphones when not making a contribution and to please use the raise hand function to indicate. Please note that messages sent to the meeting chat are visible to all participants. Speaking slots are prioritised for members of the committee.

We have already had two meetings on issues in the horse racing industry. At no stage has a guillotine operated in this committee. We decided, as a committee, we would have three meetings on this issue. This is the third of those meetings, after which we will have a private meeting to discuss what, if any, action needs to be taken. As Cathaoirleach, I want to put that on the record.