Thursday, 11 July 2019
An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business
On my own behalf and that of the House, I extend my thanks to the Leas-Chathaoirleach and the Cathaoirleach for their courtesy, good humour and leniency towards us all.I also thank the Seanad staff represented here by Mr. Martin Groves and Ms Bridget Doody for their professionalism, dedication, commitment, courtesy, and their very good advice, although we might not always listened to it. I thank Ms Orla Murray in the Leader's office for her tremendous work and her great ability to keep the whole show running. I offer my thanks to all Members of the House for their co-operation and courtesy and to the staff of the House, including those who record us, those in the Bills Office and in the Journal Office, the ushers, the canteen staff and the staff in all parts of the House. I thank them all most sincerely for their tremendous work. This is a great place to be. We benefit from the fact we have staff who go over and beyond the call of duty. I hope that all Members and staff have a very peaceful and restful summer and that when we come back on 24 September, we resume the battle on whatever issue we need to fight.