Tuesday, 8 October 2019
An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business
Martin Conway (Fine Gael)
I would also like to be associated with the esteemed guests of our Leas-Chathaoirleach. They are most welcome and if they fancy doing any investments in Clare we would make them very welcome as well. Today was an interesting day to be in the House. It was not the usual budget day. It was kind of different. We often talk about Parliament and how important the work is that we do in these two Houses. We compare the way we are doing our business in these Houses of the Oireachtas with our near neighbours. Certainly the mainstream political establishment, both Government and Opposition, sees the importance of putting the national interest first. That is something that has to be commended. There is a lot to be said about consensus politics as well.