Wednesday, 9 March 2011
Election of Ceann Comhairle
Eamon Gilmore (Tánaiste; Minister, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Dún Laoghaire, Labour)
Ba mhaith liom, thar cionn Pháirtí an Lucht Oibre, cuidiú leis an rún go dtoghfar Seán Ó Bairéid mar Cheann Comhairle ar an Dáil seo.
I wish to support the proposal that Deputy Seán Barrett be elected as Ceann Comhairle. I have had the privilege of sharing a constituency with the Deputy for approximately 22 years. He is an outstanding colleague who is committed to the service of the people of Dún Laoghaire and is someone with whom I have had the pleasure to work very closely. I am of the view that he will be a very fair chairperson of this assembly. I support the proposal on behalf of the Labour Party.