Thursday, 10 September 2020
An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business
Niall Ó Donnghaile (Sinn Fein)
The Cathaoirleach stated in his remarks to us that this is a special sitting of the Seanad. The point I want to make is that it should not be. It should have been the business as scheduled and presented to Members at the end of last week. I do not know where this issue of not agreeing to the two days sitting is emanating from. I was asked as leader of the Sinn Féin group and gave our consent to the proposal as outlined by the Leader. I think it is a fair accommodation. In his address to us before the Order of Business this morning, the Cathaoirleach rightly spoke about reinstilling public confidence in this Chamber. The best way for us to seek to do that is to be meeting regularly, actively and in a way that deals with the big issues.