Thursday, 10 September 2020
An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business
Rónán Mullen (Independent)
The Cathaoirleach is telling us, without citing any particular authority, that the Order of Business on this particular occasion, namely, arising on foot of a special sitting, precludes us from discussing whether this is the business to be taken today or whether any other business ought to be considered today.To my mind, this is an absurdity. You must do more than merely speak about the conventions of this House allowing us on other occasions to raise what you appear to regard as extraneous matters when the only basis for having an Order of Business is to allow for proposed changes, even radical alterations, to the business.