Business of Joint Committee

The quorum for this joint committee is four because that is the combined quorum of two select committees, minus one, provided at least one of the members present is a Member of Dáil Éireann and at least one of the members present is a Member of Seanad Éireann. As we have a quorum, I call the meeting to order. Apologies have been received from Senator Paudie Coffey. I propose that we now go into private session to deal with housekeeping matters. Is that agreed? Agreed.

The joint committee went into private session at 11.05 a.m. and resumed in public session at 11.09 a.m.