Prelude

The Joint Committee met at 11.00 a.m.
MEMBERS PRESENT:

Deputy Seán Ardagh,

Senator Ivor Callely,

Deputy Seán Barrett,

Senator Mark Daly,

Deputy Pat Breen,

Senator Dominic Hannigan,

Deputy Michael D. Higgins,

Senator David Norris,

Deputy Rory O’Hanlon,

Senator Ann Ormonde.

Deputy Maureen O’Sullivan,

Deputy Alan Shatter,

In attendance: Deputies Chris Andrews and Noel Treacy, and Senators Mark Deary and John Hanafin for second meeting only. Deputy Michael D. Higgins and Senator Dominic Hannigan attended the first meeting only.
DEPUTY MICHAEL WOODS IN THE CHAIR.