Thursday, 8 December 2005
Financial Resolution No. 5: General (Resumed).
Dermot Ahern (Minister, Department of Foreign Affairs; Louth, Fianna Fail)
I was somewhat bemused to learn a couple of minutes ago that there was to be a change in the scheduling of speakers. The reason for the confusion was not really explained to me. The schedules of some Members on this side of the House have been put back all day because of the raucous behaviour of Opposition Members on the Order of Business this morning. Some of us are in some difficulty as a result. I will allow Deputy Ring to speak before me.