Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Thursday, 17 November 2022
Committee on Public Petitions
Business of Joint Committee
I wish everyone a good afternoon and welcome them to our public meeting. We have no apologies. All present in the committee room are asked to exercise personal responsibility to protect themselves and others from the risk of contracting Covid-19.
The minutes of the private and public meetings of 26 and 27 October 2022 have already been approved in a virtual private meeting but we must approve them again for procedural reasons. Are the minutes agreed? Agreed.
I remind members of the constitutional requirement that members must be physically present within the confines of the place in which Parliament has chosen to sit, namely, Leinster House, in order to participate in public meetings. I will not permit members to participate where they are not adhering to this constitutional requirement. Therefore, any member who attempts to participate from outside the precincts of Leinster House will be asked to leave the meeting.