Recommendations on fixed term parliaments

The following recommendations were made by the Assembly; 

      1. 51% voted that the current constitutional position, as regards the dissolution of Dáil Éireann should be changed.
      2. 59% voted that if the current constitutional position as regards the dissolution of Dáil Éireann is changed, the length of the fixed parliamentary term should be four years.
      3. 95% voted that if the current constitutional position as regards the dissolution of Dáil Éireann is changed there should be a fixed term that can be cut short subject to certain conditions.
      4. 66% voted that if the current constitutional position as regards the dissolution of the Dáil is changed, and there is a fixed term which can be cut short subject to certain conditions, the approval of the Cabinet (which includes the Taoiseach) should be needed for an early general election.
      5. 52% voted that if the current constitutional position as regards the dissolution of the Dáil is changed, and there is a fixed term which can be cut short subject to certain conditions, the approval of a majority of the members of Dáil Éireann should be needed.
      6. 70% voted that if the current constitutional position as regards the dissolution of the Dáil is changed, and there is a fixed term which can be cut short subject to certain conditions, the approval of a super-majority of the members of Dáil Éireann (eg two thirds) should be needed.
      7. 84% voted that if the current constitutional position as regards the dissolution of the Dáil is changed, and there is a fixed term which can be cut short subject to certain conditions, the approval of the President should be needed.