The inaugural meeting of the Citizens' Assembly was on the 15 October 2016 in Dublin Castle.
The Chairperson, the Honourable Mary Laffoy's opening speech can be found here. The following presentations were given to the Assembly at its inaugural meeting -
- "A history of social change in Ireland" Maurice Manning, Chairperson of the Expert Advisory Group on Commemorations and Chancellor of the National University of Ireland
- "Citizens' Involvement in key decisions for Ireland's future" Ita Mangan, Chairperson of the Citizens' Information Board
- "Citizens' role in decision making - Ireland's experience to date" David Farrell, Professor of Politics at UCD and Research Director of the Convention on the Constitution (2012-2014)
Footage from the event is available on our Youtube channel.
A list of Members at the inaugural meeting is available here.