Business of Joint Committee

Chairman

Apologies have been received from Deputy Thomas Pringle and Senator Collette Kelleher. I welcome Deputy Seán Crowe who has replaced Deputy Mary Lou McDonald on the joint committee.

I propose that we go into private session to deal with a number of housekeeping matters. Is that agreed? Agreed.

Sitting suspended at 1.40 p.m. and resumed at 1.55 p.m.