Business of Joint Committee

Apologies have been received from Deputy Fergus O'Dowd and Senator Jennifer Murnane O'Connor. Senator Diarmuid Wilson will substitute for Senator Murnane O'Connor.

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

The joint committee went into private session at 2.05 p.m. and resumed in public session at 2.42 p.m.