Seanad Éireann - Volume 145 - 29 November, 1995

Visit of President of the United States of America: Motion.

Mr. Manning: I move:

That, to welcome the visit to Ireland of Bill Clinton, the President of the United States of America, and to mark the event in a signal manner, a joint sitting of both Houses of the Oireachtas be held on Friday, 1 December 1995, in the Dáil Chamber and that the President of the United States of America be invited to [713] address such joint sitting; that for the purposes of such joint sitting the Chairman shall be the Ceann Comhairle; that the proceedings at such joint sitting shall consist of a speech by the Ceann Comhairle welcoming the President, the address by the President and a speech of thanks by the Cathaoirleach of the Seanad for the address; and that the time for such joint sitting shall be 3 p.m.: provided that in the unlikely event of President Clinton being unable to attend, the Ceann Comhairle shall be empowered to postpone or cancel the joint sitting.

Question put and agreed to.