Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution

In accordance with the Resolution of both Houses of the Oireachtas approving establishment of the Assembly, the Assembly's final report and recommendations were considered by a Joint Committee of both Houses of the Oireachtas.

The Honourable Mary Laffoy appeared before the Joint Committee on the 20 September 2017. A copy the address given by the Chair is available here (PDF), and a transcript of the Committee meeting is available on the Oireachtas website here.

A letter sent by the Chair to Senator Catherine Noone, Chair of the Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution, clarifying the Assembly's exact recommendation in respect of Reason 13 on Ballot 4B is available to view here. Senator Noone read the clarification into the record at the Committee's public meeting on 11 October 2017.

The Committee met in public session between September - December 2017. Transcripts of the Committee's public proceedings can be found here

The Committee's report was published on the 20 December 2017 and is available to read here

Further information on the work of the Committee can be found on the Houses of the Oireachtas website - www.oireachtas.ie

Consideration of Report by the Houses of the Oireachtas

The Committee's Report was debated in the Houses of the Oireachtas in January 2018.

Transcripts of the debate in the Dáil are available by clicking on the dates below:

A transcript of the debate in the Seanad is available by clicking on the date below: