Election of Acting Chairman

Clerk of the Seanad

I have to inform the House that both the Cathaoirleach and the Leas-Chathaoirleach are absent from this meeting of the Seanad. Pursuant to Standing Order 12, it will be necessary, therefore, to elect a Member to perform the duties devolving on and exercise the authority conferred on the Cathaoirleach by Standing Orders for the period of absence of both the Cathaoirleach and the Leas-Chathaoirleach. I will take proposals for the election of an Acting Chairman.

Molaim an Seanadóir Wilson.

Clerk of the Seanad

Is it agreed that Senator Wilson take the Chair? Agreed.

Senator Diarmuid Wilson took the Chair.