How we best respond to challenges and opportunities of an ageing population

The Resolution approving establishment of the Assembly outlines five topics to be considered by the Assembly. The second of these is how we best respond to the challenges and opportunities of an ageing population.

The Assembly will consider this issue once it has completed its work on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution. Once completed, it will produce a report and make recommendations to the Houses of the Oireachtas.

Schedule of Meetings

The Assembly is set to consider this topic over the weekend of 10-11 June 2017.

A full list of all meeting dates is available in the calendar.


The Citizens’ Assembly is inviting members of the public, representative groups and citizen organisations to make a submission to the Assembly on the second topic the Assembly will consider ‘How we respond to the Challenges and Opportunities of an Ageing Population’.

The submissions process formally opened on 3 April 2017, with a closing date of 5pm on 5 May 2017.

To make a submission on this topic, please click here


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 able to view here.