Thursday, 15 July 2021
Firearms and Offensive Weapons (Amendment) Bill 2021: Second Stage [Private Members]
Catherine Connolly (Galway West, Independent)
Before we finish, earlier today I noted that this is our final day of the session of this Dáil. It is also, as Deputy O'Callaghan has just pointed out, likely to be our final sitting here in the convention centre as it is expected we will make a full return to Leinster House in September. As many Deputies have said, there has been a significant disruption to the lives of Deputies and the staff in particular as well. It is important at this point to record our gratitude to the board and the staff of the convention centre for accommodating sittings of both Houses in this venue. I also acknowledge the very high standard of support afforded to us all by those who work here. We have given out and given out but I think we will actually miss it a little. Certainly, the staff have been very helpful and co-operative. Go raibh míle maith agaibh as ucht bhur dtacaíochta agus slán abhaile.