The Joint Committee met at 02:00 p.m.
MEMBERS PRESENT:

Deputy Colm Brophy,+

Senator Paul Daly

Deputy Pat Buckley,+

Senator Máire Devine

Deputy Mary Butler

Senator Alice-Mary Higgins,*

Deputy Jack Chambers

Senator Billy Lawless,+

Deputy Lisa Chambers,+

Senator Tim Lombard

Deputy Marcella Corcoran Kennedy

Senator Ian Marshall

Deputy Pat Deering

Senator Michelle Mulherin.

Deputy Timmy Dooley

Deputy Danny Healy-Rae,*

Deputy Martin Heydon

Deputy Billy Kelleher,+

Deputy Tony McLoughlin,+

Deputy Imelda Munster

Deputy Eugene Murphy,*

Deputy Tom Neville

Deputy Kate O'Connell,+

Deputy Thomas Pringle

Deputy Eamon Ryan

Deputy Sean Sherlock

Deputy Bríd Smith

Deputy Brian Stanley.

* In the absence of Deputy Carol Nolan, Deputy John Lahart and Senator Grace O'Sullivan.
+ In the absence of Deputy Martin Heydon, Deputy Imelda Munster, Deputy Mary Butler, Deputy Pat Deering, Deputy Tom Neville and Senator Ian Marshall for part of the meeting.
DEPUTY HILDEGARDE NAUGHTON IN THE CHAIR.
The joint committee met in private session until 3.56 p.m.