Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Select Committee on Justice and Equality

Business of Select Committee

9:00 am

Photo of Caoimhghín Ó CaoláinCaoimhghín Ó Caoláin (Cavan-Monaghan, Sinn Fein)
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It is now 9 o'clock. It is a good way to start in that all our members will know we intend be prompt in our business. I, therefore, propose we get under way. With the Minister's indulgence, I would like to take the opportunity to welcome Deputies Colm Brophy and Jim O'Callaghan and to say, as I have said to them privately, that I hope our committee will prove to be a very efficient, effective and productive one over the term of the Thirty-second Dáil. I have no doubt this is within our capacity and I hope it is the intent of all of us. I also welcome Deputy Jack Chambers.

As we are in public session, I ask that all mobile telephones be switched off as they cause interference, even if on silent mode, with the recording equipment in the committee rooms.