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# citizens-assembly - Saturday 24 April, 2021

'Women in the home clause' the key question as virtual Citizens' Assembly to deliver its results
# Gender Equality
# Gender Equality

'Women in the home clause' the key question as virtual Citizens' Assembly to deliver its results

Apr 24th 2021, 6:30 AM 13,846 Views 14 Comments

The issue was to be put to a referendum during the lifetime of the previous government.

# citizens-assembly - Saturday 13 February, 2021

Citizens' Assembly meets to discuss constitution clause on ‘women in the home’
# Women's Rights
# Women's Rights

Citizens' Assembly meets to discuss constitution clause on ‘women in the home’

Feb 13th 2021, 4:25 PM 22,167 Views 50 Comments

The Assembly heard that Article 41.2 of the Constitution came from “a very different time, for a very different Ireland.”

# citizens-assembly - Saturday 15 February, 2020

General election to feature in upcoming debates of the Citizens' Assembly on Gender Equality
# Women In Politics
# Women In Politics

General election to feature in upcoming debates of the Citizens' Assembly on Gender Equality

Feb 15th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,826 Views 29 Comments

The assembly is meeting this weekend to begin a structured examination of gender and gender stereotyping in Ireland.

# citizens-assembly - Saturday 25 January, 2020

'It's up to people how they define themselves': Citizens' Assembly to examine gender in LGBT community
# Gender Equality
# Gender Equality

'It's up to people how they define themselves': Citizens' Assembly to examine gender in LGBT community

Updated Jan 25th 2020, 4:30 PM 16,792 Views 81 Comments

The chair of the assembly said gender equality was an issue affecting members of the LGBT community.

The first meeting of the Citizens' Assembly on gender equality is happening today
# Dublin Castle
# Dublin Castle

The first meeting of the Citizens' Assembly on gender equality is happening today

Jan 25th 2020, 8:30 AM 10,548 Views 139 Comments

It will be the fifth assembly to convene since its establishment back in July 2016.

# citizens-assembly - Thursday 2 January, 2020

The citizens' assembly on gender equality will meet for the first time this month

The citizens' assembly on gender equality will meet for the first time this month

Jan 2nd 2020, 6:00 AM 9,245 Views 64 Comments

Ninety nine people will take part in the citizens’ assembly.

# citizens-assembly - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

First Citizens' Assembly weekend on gender equality to be held in February
# Equal Rights
# Equal Rights

First Citizens' Assembly weekend on gender equality to be held in February

Nov 19th 2019, 7:28 PM 8,319 Views 23 Comments

It will discuss the reasons women are still paid less, find it harder to reach top positions, and carry an unequal share of the burden of care.

# citizens-assembly - Thursday 12 September, 2019

A British university has launched a major project investigating the practicalities of a united Ireland
# Brexit
# Brexit

A British university has launched a major project investigating the practicalities of a united Ireland

Sep 12th 2019, 12:05 AM 63,560 Views 52 Comments

University College London is working with Irish universities on the project.

# citizens-assembly - Sunday 16 June, 2019

Rory Stewart says he'll set up a Citizens' Assembly on Brexit if he becomes Prime Minister
# Tory Leadership
# Tory Leadership

Rory Stewart says he'll set up a Citizens' Assembly on Brexit if he becomes Prime Minister

Jun 16th 2019, 3:27 PM 19,018 Views 41 Comments

The Tory leadership candidate said that “this is what they did in Ireland on abortion, and actually really worked”.

# citizens-assembly - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Cabinet approve citizens' assemblies on gender equality and Dublin's local government
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Cabinet approve citizens' assemblies on gender equality and Dublin's local government

Jun 11th 2019, 8:55 PM 9,693 Views 31 Comments

The Assembly on gender equality will look at “the remaining barriers facilitating gender discrimination”.

# citizens-assembly - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

Varadkar backs London's directly elected mayor model for Dublin

Varadkar backs London's directly elected mayor model for Dublin

Mar 6th 2019, 10:05 PM 9,535 Views 27 Comments

The Taoiseach has said that borough councils should be established directly under a Mayor’s office.

# citizens-assembly - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Do you think an all-Ireland Citizens' Assembly should be established to discuss Irish unity?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Do you think an all-Ireland Citizens' Assembly should be established to discuss Irish unity?

Feb 13th 2019, 8:21 PM 29,852 Views 112 Comments

Sinn Féin has argued that the possibility of a united Ireland must be prepared for.

# citizens-assembly - Sunday 2 September, 2018

Citizens' Assembly to consider care issue in a bid to prevent referendum delay
# Women In The Home
# Women In The Home

Citizens' Assembly to consider care issue in a bid to prevent referendum delay

Sep 2nd 2018, 6:00 AM 9,024 Views 21 Comments

Minister Flanagan sent a letter regarding the referendum on the women’s place in the home to Justice Committee members this week.

# citizens-assembly - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

The Citizens' Assembly publishes report calling on Ireland to be 'a leader in tackling climate change'
# Global Warming
# Global Warming

The Citizens' Assembly publishes report calling on Ireland to be 'a leader in tackling climate change'

Apr 18th 2018, 1:23 PM 8,285 Views 99 Comments

The recommendations were reached by majority vote of the Assembly members following two weekends of deliberation.

# citizens-assembly - Saturday 14 April, 2018

Only eight people (and one party) gave their view on whether we should have a fixed term Dáil
# No-dail Recall
# No-dail Recall

Only eight people (and one party) gave their view on whether we should have a fixed term Dáil

Apr 14th 2018, 6:01 AM 8,267 Views 13 Comments

Only the Green Party made a submission to the Citizens’ Assembly.

# citizens-assembly - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Dáil descends into row over Citizens' Assembly recruitment criticism
# Shouting Match
# Shouting Match

Dáil descends into row over Citizens' Assembly recruitment criticism

Feb 22nd 2018, 1:41 PM 27,418 Views 195 Comments

The Citizens’ Assembly confirmed this week that seven of the 99 citizens were recruited improperly by Red C Research and Marketing.

# citizens-assembly - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Seven people who took part in the last Citizens' Assembly weren't recruited properly
# Mistake
# Mistake

Seven people who took part in the last Citizens' Assembly weren't recruited properly

Feb 21st 2018, 5:36 PM 26,265 Views 94 Comments

The majority view on four questions cannot be determined as a result.

# citizens-assembly - Sunday 14 January, 2018

Citizens' Assembly recommends a permanent electoral commission, equal funding and weekend voting
# Voting
# Voting

Citizens' Assembly recommends a permanent electoral commission, equal funding and weekend voting

Jan 14th 2018, 5:34 PM 10,859 Views 75 Comments

The Assembly has been hearing from experts on the issue all weekend.

# citizens-assembly - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Atheist Ireland calls for bibles to be removed from referendum polling stations
# Losing My Religion
# Losing My Religion

Atheist Ireland calls for bibles to be removed from referendum polling stations

Jan 13th 2018, 7:30 AM 28,332 Views 226 Comments

The group calls the current system “discriminatory”.

# citizens-assembly - Saturday 9 December, 2017

Most people want Ireland's abortion law changed, according to new poll
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Most people want Ireland's abortion law changed, according to new poll

Dec 9th 2017, 10:31 AM 15,680 Views 349 Comments

A referendum is set to be held on the issue next year.

# citizens-assembly - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

As it happened: Eighth Amendment Committee to recommend straight repeal
Live Dec 6th 2017, 4:13 PM

As it happened: Eighth Amendment Committee to recommend straight repeal

# citizens-assembly - Thursday 30 November, 2017

As it happened: 'Only seven maternity hospitals offer all women access to anomaly scans'
Live Nov 30th 2017, 7:35 PM

As it happened: 'Only seven maternity hospitals offer all women access to anomaly scans'

# citizens-assembly - Sunday 5 November, 2017

Higher taxes and more bus lanes: How the Citizens' Assembly wants Ireland to tackle climate change
# Going Green
# Going Green

Higher taxes and more bus lanes: How the Citizens' Assembly wants Ireland to tackle climate change

Nov 5th 2017, 4:36 PM 16,788 Views 119 Comments

The voting took place after two weekends of deliberation that focused on the energy, transport and agriculture sectors.

# citizens-assembly - Saturday 4 November, 2017

US government agency certain that climate change is man-made despite Trump's contradictions
# No Other Explanation
# No Other Explanation

US government agency certain that climate change is man-made despite Trump's contradictions

Nov 4th 2017, 10:51 AM 8,668 Views 82 Comments

A new landmark report came ahead of a meeting of Ireland’s Citizens’ Assembly on climate change today.

# citizens-assembly - Saturday 14 October, 2017

Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis vote to protect rights of the unborn
# Abortion
# Abortion

Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis vote to protect rights of the unborn

Oct 14th 2017, 4:24 PM 25,899 Views 256 Comments

An opposing motion was defeated by a vote of party members.

# citizens-assembly - Friday 6 October, 2017

Over half of voters would back a limited liberalisation of Ireland's abortion law
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Over half of voters would back a limited liberalisation of Ireland's abortion law

Oct 6th 2017, 7:22 AM 11,527 Views 163 Comments

A referendum on the topic is set to take place next year.

# citizens-assembly - Saturday 30 September, 2017

Column: 'It's becoming impossible to be a climate change denier'
# Column
# Column

Column: 'It's becoming impossible to be a climate change denier'

Sep 30th 2017, 8:30 AM 13,565 Views 148 Comments

This weekend’s session of the Citizens’ Assembly will explore how Ireland can improve its climate change policies, writes Dermot McNally.

# citizens-assembly - Friday 15 September, 2017

Taoiseach not sure public would back Citizens' Assembly's stance on abortion
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Taoiseach not sure public would back Citizens' Assembly's stance on abortion

Sep 15th 2017, 5:58 PM 22,541 Views 302 Comments

The Assembly said terminations should be allowed without restriction up to the 12th week of pregnancy.

# citizens-assembly - Friday 30 June, 2017

Minister for Health wants Eighth Amendment referendum next summer
# Simon Harris
# Simon Harris

Minister for Health wants Eighth Amendment referendum next summer

Jun 30th 2017, 4:08 PM 7,226 Views 55 Comments

Simon Harris said he supports repealing the Eighth Amendment.

Citizens' Assembly - here's what individual members said about the Eighth Amendment
# Their Own Words
# Their Own Words

Citizens' Assembly - here's what individual members said about the Eighth Amendment

Jun 30th 2017, 7:40 AM 11,220 Views 54 Comments

The personal opinions of the members of the Citizens’ Assembly directly influenced five additional recommendations.

Doctor who led Savita inquiry: 'Ireland can't depend on UK for 3,000 abortions a year'
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Doctor who led Savita inquiry: 'Ireland can't depend on UK for 3,000 abortions a year'

Jun 30th 2017, 6:15 AM 12,605 Views 134 Comments

“If I’m the Irish government, I should take responsibility for Irish women,” Professor Arulkumaran told TheJournal.ie.

# citizens-assembly - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Citizens' Assembly publishes additional recommendations on the Eighth Amendment
# Recommendations
# Recommendations

Citizens' Assembly publishes additional recommendations on the Eighth Amendment

Jun 29th 2017, 12:01 PM 11,612 Views 16 Comments

Five ancillary recommendations have been made, derived from the personal opinions of the members of the Assembly.

# citizens-assembly - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Abortion committee meets for the first time and elects Senator Catherine Noone as chairperson
# Citizens Assembly
# Citizens Assembly

Abortion committee meets for the first time and elects Senator Catherine Noone as chairperson

Jun 21st 2017, 3:15 PM 11,396 Views 47 Comments

The Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution met in private today.

# citizens-assembly - Saturday 10 June, 2017

The Citizens' Assembly is back this weekend - this time they're dealing with the issue of ageing
# Ageing Population
# Ageing Population

The Citizens' Assembly is back this weekend - this time they're dealing with the issue of ageing

Jun 10th 2017, 7:15 AM 6,071 Views 19 Comments

The Assembly recently delivered its final report and recommendations on the Eight Amendment.

# citizens-assembly - Saturday 27 May, 2017

New poll says Irish public want abortion laws to change... but only in certain cases
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

New poll says Irish public want abortion laws to change... but only in certain cases

May 27th 2017, 3:11 PM 11,433 Views 55 Comments

According to the Irish Times/Ipsos Mori poll, most people don’t favour unrestricted access to abortion, however.

# citizens-assembly - Friday 5 May, 2017

Rights groups hit out after Micheál Martin declines to say if he supports abortion in cases of rape
# The Eighth Amendment
# The Eighth Amendment

Rights groups hit out after Micheál Martin declines to say if he supports abortion in cases of rape

May 5th 2017, 1:46 PM 14,485 Views 266 Comments

TFMR Ireland called on Martin to “give us honest, complete answers” in relation to his stance on abortion.

# citizens-assembly - Thursday 4 May, 2017

Varadkar says he understands TDs reluctance to sit on Eighth Amendment committee
# Citizens Assembly
# Citizens Assembly

Varadkar says he understands TDs reluctance to sit on Eighth Amendment committee

May 4th 2017, 7:00 AM 8,113 Views 53 Comments

Fine Gael have yet to finalise who will sit on the committee.