Seanad debates

Friday, 16 December 2022

Election of Leas-Chathaoirleach


11:30 am

Photo of Jerry ButtimerJerry Buttimer (Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

I thank the Seanad Office team for their tremendous work during the course of this year and in particular this week. On Senator Keogan's and all our behalf, I thank Ms Aisling Harte, who has been an ever-present member in the Cathaoirleach's office during my time in this House. I look forward to working with Aisling. I have known her nearly since I was a little boy because I was here so often before I became a Member. I thank everybody in our parliamentary community from the ushers here today to the people in front of us who record and as we all say, make us look and sound better than we are. I thank Jeremy and Richard who do the voting every time we have a vote; míle buíochas.

I have one comment for everybody in the Seanad Office, Ilinca Popa and Eden McLaughlin, who are in the Chamber, Martin Groves and Bridget Doody and all the staff and Members themselves - get a break over Christmas. Enjoy the rest. Take time out for yourselves to recharge your batteries. Come back in the new year and we will have a new start in 2023. Beannachtaí na Nollag oraibh go léir. I ask the Leader to propose the adjournment of the House.


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