Business of Seanad

I welcome Councillor Fergal Browne, a former Member of the House, who is in the Visitors Gallery. I am vice president of the Kevin Barry cumann in UCD, one of the largest cumainn in the country.

It is my alma mater, as it is for Senator Conway. We were there together. It is great to see the chairman, Mr. Ryan O'Meara, many of his officer board and other members here. The head of Ógra Fianna Fáil, Mr. James Doyle, is there as well. I welcome them to the Chamber as it is great to see that future generations are still interested in politics, particularly Fianna Fáil politics. I welcome them. If they had been five minutes later, they would have been looking at an empty room. They are certainly the largest visiting group we have had in this new Chamber. They are all very welcome and I know Members share my sentiments in that regard.

When is it proposed to sit again?

I take this opportunity to also welcome Councillor Browne and all the young politicians. I remember in UCD when Senator Horkan and I were on opposite sides, the competition was to achieve the largest group, whether it was Young Fine Gael or Ógra Fianna Fáil. We won a few times.

The House will adjourn until 10.30 a.m. maidin amárach.

The Seanad adjourned at 7.30 p.m. until 10.30 a.m. on Thursday, 28 September 2017.