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#citizens assembly

# citizens-assembly - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Cabinet approve citizens' assemblies on gender equality and Dublin's local government

The Assembly on gender equality will look at “the remaining barriers facilitating gender discrimination”.

# citizens-assembly - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

Varadkar backs London's directly elected mayor model for Dublin

Varadkar backs London's directly elected mayor model for Dublin

The Taoiseach has said that borough councils should be established directly under a Mayor’s office.

# citizens-assembly - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Do you think an all-Ireland Citizens' Assembly should be established to discuss Irish unity? Your Say This post contains a poll

Do you think an all-Ireland Citizens' Assembly should be established to discuss Irish unity?

Sinn Féin has argued that the possibility of a united Ireland must be prepared for.

# citizens-assembly - Sunday 2 September, 2018

Citizens' Assembly to consider care issue in a bid to prevent referendum delay

Minister Flanagan sent a letter regarding the referendum on the women’s place in the home to Justice Committee members this week.

# citizens-assembly - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

The Citizens' Assembly publishes report calling on Ireland to be 'a leader in tackling climate change'

The recommendations were reached by majority vote of the Assembly members following two weekends of deliberation.

# citizens-assembly - Saturday 14 April, 2018

Only eight people (and one party) gave their view on whether we should have a fixed term Dáil

Only the Green Party made a submission to the Citizens’ Assembly.

# citizens-assembly - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Dáil descends into row over Citizens' Assembly recruitment criticism

The Citizens’ Assembly confirmed this week that seven of the 99 citizens were recruited improperly by Red C Research and Marketing.

# citizens-assembly - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Seven people who took part in the last Citizens' Assembly weren't recruited properly

The majority view on four questions cannot be determined as a result.

# citizens-assembly - Sunday 14 January, 2018

Citizens' Assembly recommends a permanent electoral commission, equal funding and weekend voting

The Assembly has been hearing from experts on the issue all weekend.

# citizens-assembly - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Atheist Ireland calls for bibles to be removed from referendum polling stations

The group calls the current system “discriminatory”.

# citizens-assembly - Saturday 9 December, 2017

Most people want Ireland's abortion law changed, according to new poll

A referendum is set to be held on the issue next year.

# citizens-assembly - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

As it happened: Eighth Amendment Committee to recommend straight repeal

Here’s what happened at the committee’s meeting today.

# citizens-assembly - Thursday 30 November, 2017

As it happened: 'Only seven maternity hospitals offer all women access to anomaly scans' Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

As it happened: 'Only seven maternity hospitals offer all women access to anomaly scans'

The Eighth Amendment Committee today discussed access to scans, counselling and other services.

# citizens-assembly - Sunday 5 November, 2017

Higher taxes and more bus lanes: How the Citizens' Assembly wants Ireland to tackle climate change

The voting took place after two weekends of deliberation that focused on the energy, transport and agriculture sectors.

# citizens-assembly - Saturday 4 November, 2017

US government agency certain that climate change is man-made despite Trump's contradictions

A new landmark report came ahead of a meeting of Ireland’s Citizens’ Assembly on climate change today.

# citizens-assembly - Saturday 14 October, 2017

Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis vote to protect rights of the unborn

An opposing motion was defeated by a vote of party members.

# citizens-assembly - Friday 6 October, 2017

Over half of voters would back a limited liberalisation of Ireland's abortion law

A referendum on the topic is set to take place next year.

# citizens-assembly - Saturday 30 September, 2017

Column: 'It's becoming impossible to be a climate change denier'

This weekend’s session of the Citizens’ Assembly will explore how Ireland can improve its climate change policies, writes Dermot McNally.

# citizens-assembly - Friday 15 September, 2017

Taoiseach not sure public would back Citizens' Assembly's stance on abortion

The Assembly said terminations should be allowed without restriction up to the 12th week of pregnancy.

# citizens-assembly - Friday 30 June, 2017

Minister for Health wants Eighth Amendment referendum next summer

Simon Harris said he supports repealing the Eighth Amendment.

Citizens' Assembly - here's what individual members said about the Eighth Amendment

The personal opinions of the members of the Citizens’ Assembly directly influenced five additional recommendations.

Doctor who led Savita inquiry: 'Ireland can't depend on UK for 3,000 abortions a year'

“If I’m the Irish government, I should take responsibility for Irish women,” Professor Arulkumaran told TheJournal.ie.

# citizens-assembly - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Citizens' Assembly publishes additional recommendations on the Eighth Amendment

Five ancillary recommendations have been made, derived from the personal opinions of the members of the Assembly.

# citizens-assembly - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Abortion committee meets for the first time and elects Senator Catherine Noone as chairperson

The Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution met in private today.

# citizens-assembly - Saturday 10 June, 2017

The Citizens' Assembly is back this weekend - this time they're dealing with the issue of ageing

The Assembly recently delivered its final report and recommendations on the Eight Amendment.

# citizens-assembly - Saturday 27 May, 2017

New poll says Irish public want abortion laws to change... but only in certain cases

According to the Irish Times/Ipsos Mori poll, most people don’t favour unrestricted access to abortion, however.

# citizens-assembly - Friday 5 May, 2017

Rights groups hit out after Micheál Martin declines to say if he supports abortion in cases of rape

TFMR Ireland called on Martin to “give us honest, complete answers” in relation to his stance on abortion.

# citizens-assembly - Thursday 4 May, 2017

Varadkar says he understands TDs reluctance to sit on Eighth Amendment committee

Fine Gael have yet to finalise who will sit on the committee.