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Dáil debates

Thursday, 13 April 2017

1:05 pm

Photo of Seán Ó FearghaílSeán Ó Fearghaíl (Ceann Comhairle; Kildare South, Ceann Comhairle)
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Before moving on to the voting bloc, I am conscious of the fact we are about to shortly embark on our Easter break. It might be appropriate for me, on behalf of all Members, to extend a word of appreciation and thanks to the Secretary General and all his team across the various services in the House for the superb and diligent service they have given us in this first term of 2017. On my own behalf and on behalf of the Leas-Cheann Comhairle, and the excellent team of Acting Chairs, I extend a word of thanks to all Members for your generally excellent co-operation throughout 2017 to date. Despite the fact some of the leaders come to be a bit horologically challenged, I think things have gone fairly well.

I am also conscious there is a degree of frenetic political activity going on throughout the country so I would just say to Members to make sure to be conscious of your own health and well-being and of the need for everyone to have some downtime during the Easter break.