The Eighth Amendment of the Constitution

The Resolution approving establishment of the Assembly outlines five topics to be considered by the Assembly. The first of these is the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution.

The Assembly will begin its work by considering this topic and once completed will produce a report and make recommendations to the Houses of the Oireachtas.


It was initially intended to have four meetings to consider the Eighth Amendment. However at the Private Session during the January meeting, the Assembly members voted to have an additional weekend to consider the Eighth Amendment. 

A revised work programme has been prepared to reflect these changes and is available to view here

The Assembly will now consider the Eighth Amendment on the following weekends: 

  1. 26-27 November 2016
  2. 7-8 January 2017
  3. 4-5 February 2017
  4. 4-5 March 2017
  5. 22-23 April 2017

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


The Assembly is interested to hear what citizens and advocacy groups have to say on each topic. The submissions process is now closed on this topic. 

Please click here to view submissions on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution received from members of the public, advocacy/interest groups and other representative organisations.


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 each meeting, archive footage will be available to view here