Tuesday, 18 June 2019
Gnó an tSeanaid - Business of Seanad
I do not wish any disrespect to the House, but I have been given notice that a Topical Issue matter has been raised in the Lower House on the Majella Moynihan case. It may well be misinterpreted were I not in a position to attend.
I understand the Leader indicated on the Order of Business that there is a Topical Issue debate in Dáil Éireann that the Minister has a responsibility to attend and address. The two hours were agreed then. I am trying to contact the Leader now but my understanding is that those two hours commence at 6.15 p.m.
I understand. The House agreed to adjourn at 5. 50 p.m., if the Criminal Justice (Mutual Recognition of Probation Judgments and Decisions) Bill 2018 had not previously concluded. It was also agreed that the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2017 was to be taken not earlier than 6.15 p.m.
-----I clearly indicated when I was reading out the Order of Business earlier that the Minister for Justice and Equality would be required in the Lower House to deal with a Topical Issue matter of a sensitive nature. I asked this House to allow for the Minister attending that debate.