Fixed term parliaments

The Resolution approving establishment of the Assembly outlines five topics to be considered by the Assembly. The third of these is fixed term parliaments.

Once consideration of the topic by the Assembly is completed, it will produce a report and make recommendations to the Houses of the Oireachtas.

Schedule of Meetings

It is a matter for the Assembly to structure its work programme and agree a date for consideration of this topic. At the private session during the September meeting, the Members agreed to switch the order of the Assembly's remaining two topics, fixed term parliaments and the manner in which referenda are held respectively. The Assembly will now consider this topic on 3-4 March 2018.

A calendar of all the Assembly's meeting dates is available to view here.


The Assembly is interested to hear what citizens and advocacy groups have to say on this topic. A call for submissions will be made prior to the Assembly considering this topic.


Once completed the Report by the Assembly will be available here.

Video Archive

The Citizens’ Assembly will be live streamed and therefore available for the public to view. 

Following this meeting, archive footage will be available to view here