Business of Joint Committee.

Apologies were received from Senator Kitt and Deputy Durkan. The minutes of the last meeting held on 8 November were circulated. Are they agreed? Agreed.

I note a letter has been received from the Israeli ambassador. Is it appropriate to refer to it?

We will deal with it after this discussion.

Unfortunately, I will have to leave the meeting before then but perhaps somebody could represent my view of being in favour of what the ambassador said.

It was a disgraceful intervention by the President, and now the Israeli ambassador has gone.