About the Citizens' Assembly

The Assembly is a body comprising the Chairperson and 99 citizens, randomly selected to be broadly representative of the Irish electorate, established to consider some of the most important issues facing Ireland’s future.

The Assembly members will deliberate the topics as outlined in the Resolution approving its establishment, and any other matters that may be referred to it. Their conclusions on each topic will form the basis of individual reports and recommendations that will be submitted to the Houses of the Oireachtas for further debate by our elected representatives.

From October 2016, the Assembly will meet on a regular basis under the chairmanship of Ms Justice Mary Laffoy. The Assembly will complete its work within a year from the date of its first meeting.