Welcome to the Citizens' Assembly

The Citizens' Assembly is an exercise in deliberative democracy, placing the citizen at the heart of important legal and policy issues facing Irish society today. With the benefit of expert, impartial and factual advice the 100 citizen members will consider the topics below, and any other matters that may be referred to them. Their conclusions will form the basis of a number of reports and recommendations that will be submitted to the Houses of the Oireachtas for further debate by our elected representatives.


The submissions process on 'The manner in which referenda are held' is now open. To make a submission click here.

Live stream

Assembly meetings will be streamlined live here. The next meeting will be on 13 - 14 January 2018.