Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Tuesday, 4 October 2016
Joint Oireachtas Committee on European Union Affairs
Election of Vice Chairman
I congratulate Senator Terry Leyden. I offer him my full support and co-operation in the course of whatever deliberations he may be called to perform in the course of the period ahead, be it long or short. We hope it will be longer rather than shorter.
Let me point out this is a very important time and we must engage in the process of negotiations on Brexit and the future of the European Union and the European project and the ancillary items that will tumble out of the cupboard as we proceed.
Chairman:I thank Deputy Durkan. I propose we suspend the sitting to allow the Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Deputy Dara Murphy, to come before us.