Seanad debates

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

10:30 am

Clerk of the Seanad:

I have to inform the House that both the Cathaoirleach and the Leas-Chathaoirleach are absent from this meeting of the Seanad. Pursuant to Standing Order 12, it will be necessary, therefore, to elect a Member to perform the duties devolving on and exercise the authority conferred on the Cathaoirleach by Standing Orders for the period of absence of both the Cathaoirleach and the Leas-Chathaoirleach. I will take proposals for the election of an Acting Chairman.

Photo of Jerry ButtimerJerry Buttimer (Fine Gael)
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The Clerk looked very fitting in walking into the Chamber. He would make a very fine Cathaoirleach. I propose that Senator Wilson act as Acting Chairman.

Clerk of the Seanad:

Is it agreed that Senator Wilson take the Chair? Agreed.

Senator Diarmuid Wilson took the Chair.