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 will consider this particular topic on 10-11 June and 8-9 July 2017.

Please click on the date above to view material presented to the Assembly that weekend.  

A revised full calendar of meetings is available here


The Citizens’ Assembly invited 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 and closed at 5pm on 19 May 2017.

To view submissions received 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.