Dáil debates

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

2:00 pm

Photo of Seán Ó FearghaílSeán Ó Fearghaíl (Ceann Comhairle; Kildare South, Ceann Comhairle)
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Before we commence the business of the day, I take the opportunity to update Members on the new equipment in the Dáil Chamber. The work on the new system has been completed and it has been tested. All systems are now live. We will be using the new electronic voting system from today and I understand Members were given a demonstration earlier today. I thank all those involved who were involved in the project - the OPW staff who worked on the wiring and made necessary adjustments to the Chamber furniture; the contractors involved in installing the sound system, the broadcasting equipment, the electronic voting system and the ICT equipment; the staff in our own ICT unit, the broadcasting unit, the Debates Office, the Journal Office, the superintendent's section, including the facilities management section and the ushers, all of whom were involved in the project, and, finally, the cleaners who took over when the project was finished and restored the Chamber to us in good order for the sitting today.