Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs

Business of Joint Committee

1:30 pm

Photo of Alan FarrellAlan Farrell (Dublin Fingal, Fine Gael)
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Good afternoon and welcome to today's meeting. Today we will hear from the Ombudsman for Children on the annual report for 2016. In advance of that I wish to read a clarification of the official record of the committee's engagement with representatives of Cybersafe Ireland on 25 October 2017 on cybersecurity for children and young adults. The committee has since received the following clarification from the CEO of Cybersafe Ireland, Alex Cooney, stating:

It recently came to my attention that whilst Maggie Brennan is awaiting her doctorate degree, she has not yet received it and should not therefore have been referred to as Dr. in the opening statement to the committee.

I wish to add that Ms Brennan was also referred to erroneously as Dr. throughout the meeting. This statement constitutes an addendum to the official record of that meeting clarifying this point.