Michael Kitt TD Elected Leas-Cheann Comhairle

Michael Kitt, Teachta Dala for Galway East has been appointed to the position of Leas Cheann Comhairle for the 31st Dáil.

Deputy Kitt will be responsible for presiding impartially and with authority over the business and proceedings of Dáil Éireann in the absence of the Ceann Comhairle, Seán Barrett TD.

Speaking on his election, Deputy Kitt said: “I am hugely honoured and grateful to be chosen for this significant position. The Leas- Cheann Comhairle is charged with the responsibility of protecting, on behalf of the House, the right of individual Members and to ensure that the business of Parliament is progressed in an orderly and dignified way. This is an important task, and one which I hope to carry out in a fair and transparent manner.

I also hope to play a role alongside the Ceann Comhairle in reforming the way our parliament works. There is a great desire to modernise the way the Dáil does its business and I am looking forward to making a meaningful contribution to this process.

I hope that the 31st Dáil will be remembered as one where open and productive debate took place in a progressive and modern setting and that I will have helped to contribute to this legacy.”


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