Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Tuesday, 27 May 2014
Joint Oireachtas Committee on European Union Affairs
Business of Joint Committee
The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, TTIP, with the Minister, Deputy Bruton. As a number of apologies have been received today the joint committee has a reduced membership in attendance for this meeting. I thank the Minister for his attendance. I remind members, guests and witnesses to turn off their mobile telephones, which interfere with the broadcasting equipment. I note someone's telephone is switched on because I can already hear some background disturbance. Mine is switched off and I ask everyone to check. It is not sufficient to leave them in silent mode as they need to be switched off. I would appreciate it were everyone present to do that now.