Prelude

The Joint Committee met at noon.
MEMBERS PRESENT:

Deputy Chris Andrews,

Senator Donie Cassidy,

Deputy Cyprian Brady,

Senator Brendan Ryan.

Deputy Ulick Burke,*

Deputy Michael Fitzpatrick,

Deputy Michael Kitt,

Deputy Pádraic McCormack,*

Deputy Arthur Morgan,

* In the absence of Deputies Deirdre Clune and Richard Bruton, respectively.
In attendance: Senators Niall Ó Brolcháin and Mary M. White.
DEPUTY WILLIE PENROSE IN THE CHAIR.