Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Tuesday, 13 December 2016
Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Future Funding of Domestic Water Services
Business of Committee
Tá fáilte roimh chuile dhuine anseo. Tá mé an-bhuíoch gur tháinig siad. Tá súil agam go mbeidh sraith chruinnithe an-mhaith agus an-deimhneach againn. Tá mé dáiríre faoi sin. Tá mé ag súil go láidir le tuairimí agus tacaíocht chuile dhuine anseo. Ní bheidh sé seo uilig as Gaeilge. Beidh sé as Béarla, fiú is go bhfuil mé níos compordaí ag labhairt Gaeilge. I am more comfortable speaking Irish. I am one of those people who grew up speaking Irish and had to learn English. I think I have met most, if not all, of you and we have had some conversation. I appreciate that and I very much look forward to working with you. I look forward to this being a positive series of sessions that will be result-orientated.
We are in public session and the meeting is being broadcast live on television. At the request of the broadcasting and recording services, members are requested to ensure that for the duration of the meeting their mobile phones are turned off completely or switched to aeroplane, safe or flight mode depending on the device. It is not sufficient for members to put their phones on silent mode as this will maintain the level of interference with the broadcasting system.
In accordance with the standard procedures agreed by the Committee on Procedure and Privileges for paperless committees, all documentation for the meeting has been circulated to members on the document database.
I now propose to go into private session.