Thursday, 10 September 2020
Report of the Committee of Standing Orders and Dáil Reform: Motion
Jack Chambers (Dublin West, Fianna Fail)
We all agree that we want to have as many sittings as possible in Leinster House. As a Government, we are going to work with the Opposition and everybody else to try to see that through. I understand there was no agreement on, or conclusion to, the discussion today on the proposals some parties have made. If we can reach an agreement next week, that should supersede what we are voting on today. This motion is simply to give effect to the facilitation of next week's business as an interim solution. As the Taoiseach stated earlier this week, the Government is as anxious as anybody to ensure the Dáil sits in Leinster House. We will work with all Members of the Opposition to see that through. I understand we are not in a position, as a committee, to agree to that yet.