Wednesday, 18 December 2019
Gnó na Dála - Business of Dáil
I also want to associate myself with the good wishes for a happy, holy and peaceful Christmas. I thank everyone, including an Leas-Cheann Comhairle, for the lovely ceremony we held last week with Sister Consilio and all the people who do what they do. Brother Kevin was given that wonderful award last year. I wish the Ceann Comhairle well and I look forward to his return. I send Christmas greetings to everyone outside the House and to the Members who left us during the year and went to Europe, as well as our work colleagues in our constituency offices. I thank the Captain of the Guard, the ushers, the canteen staff, cleaners, An Garda Síochána and everybody who is involved in this House. It is an honour and a privilege to be here. I hope Santy will come to the Taoiseach and enlighten him to give us the election date. The Taoiseach and Deputy Micheál Martin are writing love letters over and back in order to decide when we will have a date. It is like a couple meeting at a dance at a dance hall years ago. There was no communications then. The Taoiseach and the Deputy can talk. We should get a date for the election in order that there will be no more uncertainty.