Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Thursday, 18 July 2013
Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications
Election of Chairman
Clerk to the Committee:
As there is a quorum of six members, including one Teachta Dála and one Senator, I will call the meeting to order. I remind members to turn off mobile phones when attending committee meetings.
The first item on the agenda is the election of a Chairman. I call for nominations for the position of Chairman of the Joint Committee on Transport and Communications.
I thank members for electing me in the shortest campaign on record. I thank the outgoing Chairman, the Minister of State, Deputy Tom Hayes, and wish him well in his new post. I welcome Deputy Helen McEntee, Deputy Paudie Coffey and Deputy Brendan Griffin, who have been appointed to the committee.
I propose that Deputies Griffin and McEntee should sit on either the Select Sub-Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport or the Select Sub-Committee on Communications, Energy and Natural Resources.