Friday, 6 May 2016
Business of Dáil
It is proposed to take No. 1, nomination of Taoiseach (resumed). It is proposed, notwithstanding anything in Standing Orders, that the arrangements for the nomination of Taoiseach shall be as follows: the speech of each proposer and seconder shall not exceed five minutes in each case; following which, statements shall be made by the main spokespersons for Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin, the Labour Party, AAA-PBP, Independents 4 Change, Social Democrats, the Green Party, or a Member nominated in their stead, and a non-party Deputy, which shall not exceed ten minutes in each case and such Members may share their time; following which, the Chair shall allow contributions for a period not exceeding 30 minutes; whereupon the Chair shall put the Question on any motion made in the order in which such motions were received; on conclusion of the votes on nomination of Taoiseach, the Ceann Comhairle shall call on all nominees for a five-minute statement in each case; and on the conclusion of nomination of Taoiseach, the Dáil shall adjourn for three hours.