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.

Submissions

The submissions process on 'How the State can make Ireland a leader in tackling climate change' is now closed.

Live stream

The meetings of the Citizens' Assembly will be live streamed here. The next meeting is on 30 September - 1 October 2017.