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.


A large number of submissions were received from members of the public, academics, practitioners, advocacy/interest groups and other representative organisations on the five topics the Assembly considered. These submissions can all be read online.


The Assembly's public proceedings at every weekend meeting were live streamed. The footage is available to watch back on our Youtube channel.