Business of Joint Committee

I apologise for being late but there was a delay in the port tunnel this morning. That is why we were all held up.

Put that on the agenda.

I would have, except it was a short delay. Apologies have been received from Deputy Ruth Coppinger. I remind members to turn off their mobile phones as they interfere with the recording equipment. We will now go into private session.

The joint committee went into private session at 9.37 a.m. and resumed in public session at 9.53 a.m.

I thank the Vice Chairman, Deputy Kevin O'Keeffe, for stepping in and helping for a few meetings when I was indisposed due to a broken leg. I appreciate it very much. I remind members and those in the Public Gallery to switch off their mobile phones as they interfere with the recording and broadcasting systems.

The committee has agreed to write to the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, the FAI and Sport Ireland to say the committee is available at short notice to deal with the issues that arise from the KOSI report and other reports as soon as they are available, and that we are very anxious, as are the public, that they would be completed under due process. We are ready, willing and able to do our job as soon as they are available to us.