Prelude

The Joint Committee met at 2.30 p.m.
MEMBERS PRESENT:

Deputy B. Allen,+

Senator P. Burke,+

Deputy T. Dempsey,+

Senator M. Cummins,

Deputy J. Ellis,*

Senator J. Hanafin,+

Deputy K. Lynch,

Senator P. Moylan,*

Deputy G. Murphy,

Senator J. Walsh.

Deputy F. McGrath,

Deputy S. Ó Fearghaíl,

Deputy C. O’Connor,

Deputy J. O’Keeffe,

Deputy P. Power,

Deputy D. Stanton,+

*In the absence of Deputy M. Hoctor and Senator T. Kett, respectively.
+In the absence of Deputies G. Murphy, C. O'Connor and J. O'Keeffe, and Senators M. Cummins and P. Moylan, respectively, for part of meeting.
In attendance: Deputies D. Boyle and A. Ó Snodaigh.
DEPUTY S. ARDAGH IN THE CHAIR.