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# citizens-assembly - Sunday 26 June, 2022

Citizens' Assembly on directly elected Dublin mayor adjourns until September
# Directly Elected
# Directly Elected

Citizens' Assembly on directly elected Dublin mayor adjourns until September

Jun 26th 2022, 2:51 PM 7,678 Views 10 Comments

The assembly heard that local government is in need of “radical reform”.

# citizens-assembly - Saturday 25 June, 2022

Directly elected mayor for Dublin could be a 'dog's dinner' unless proper planning takes place

Directly elected mayor for Dublin could be a 'dog's dinner' unless proper planning takes place

Jun 25th 2022, 12:41 PM 12,731 Views 22 Comments

The former Taoiseach said a “ten-year plan where we start building up the federal system would be great” and “putting in a mayor at the start of that might be won’t work”.

Bertie Ahern to address Citizens' Assembly on directly elected mayor for Dublin
# Local Elections
# Local Elections

Bertie Ahern to address Citizens' Assembly on directly elected mayor for Dublin

Jun 25th 2022, 6:30 AM 18,760 Views 48 Comments

The former Taoiseach will speak to the 80 members of the Assembly at 10.45 am on ‘The Reality of Devolution’.

# citizens-assembly - Saturday 11 June, 2022

Citizens' Assembly on biodiversity loss to visit three examples of biodiversity management
# Citizens Assembly
# Citizens Assembly

Citizens' Assembly on biodiversity loss to visit three examples of biodiversity management

Jun 11th 2022, 7:00 AM 8,285 Views 3 Comments

The assembly is tasked with making recommendations to the Oireachtas on how the State should tackle biodiversity loss.

# citizens-assembly - Sunday 22 May, 2022

Heads of Dublin's local authorities express support for directly elected mayor
# Citizens Assembly
# Citizens Assembly

Heads of Dublin's local authorities express support for directly elected mayor

May 22nd 2022, 1:30 PM 10,811 Views 12 Comments

The mayors of the four local authorities in Dublin spoke at a panel discussion at the Dublin Citizens’ Assembly on a directly elected mayor.

# citizens-assembly - Saturday 14 May, 2022

New Citizens' Assembly on biodiversity loss officially launched at first meeting today
# Planting A Seed
# Planting A Seed

New Citizens' Assembly on biodiversity loss officially launched at first meeting today

Updated May 14th 2022, 7:25 PM 13,709 Views 17 Comments

Over the next six months, a citizens’ assembly will hear evidence and made recommendations for the good of Ireland’s biodiversity.

# citizens-assembly - Saturday 30 April, 2022

Citizens’ Assembly on directly elected Dublin Mayor holds first in-person meeting
# Dublin Mayor
# Dublin Mayor

Citizens’ Assembly on directly elected Dublin Mayor holds first in-person meeting

Apr 30th 2022, 3:46 PM 9,701 Views 17 Comments

The Assembly will examine the potential benefits and challenges of a directly elected Mayor for Dublin

# citizens-assembly - Saturday 9 April, 2022

'One of the most important and defining issues': Citizens' assembly on biodiversity launched
# Get Set
# Get Set

'One of the most important and defining issues': Citizens' assembly on biodiversity launched

Apr 9th 2022, 2:15 PM 20,338 Views 15 Comments

A citizens’ assembly on Dublin’s governance will also begin this afternoon.

# citizens-assembly - Monday 28 March, 2022

Amnesty and dozens of NGOs sign letter calling for Citizens' Assembly on drugs to be held this year
# Open Letter
# Open Letter

Amnesty and dozens of NGOs sign letter calling for Citizens' Assembly on drugs to be held this year

Mar 28th 2022, 7:32 PM 8,779 Views 20 Comments

21 TDs and 13 senators signed the open letter, including three Government representatives.

# citizens-assembly - Thursday 24 March, 2022

Jim Gavin and Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin will chair new Citizens' Assemblies

Jim Gavin and Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin will chair new Citizens' Assemblies

Mar 24th 2022, 4:25 PM 30,799 Views 22 Comments

The Taoiseach announced the high-profile appointments today.

# citizens-assembly - Monday 14 March, 2022

Sinn Féin runs advert in The New York Times calling for 'Irish unity in our time'
# United Ireland
# United Ireland

Sinn Féin runs advert in The New York Times calling for 'Irish unity in our time'

Mar 14th 2022, 3:36 PM 19,144 Views 59 Comments

Mary Lou McDonald sat down with The Journal in New York today where she said criticism of the ad was ‘nonsense’.

# citizens-assembly - Friday 4 March, 2022

Drugs minister begins prep for Citizens' Assembly in 2023 'after clarification from Taoiseach's office'
# Frank Feighan
# Frank Feighan

Drugs minister begins prep for Citizens' Assembly in 2023 'after clarification from Taoiseach's office'

Mar 4th 2022, 7:27 PM 11,839 Views 10 Comments

Minister of State Frank Feighan confirmed to The Journal last week that the Citizens’ Assembly on Drugs would not take place this year.

# citizens-assembly - Wednesday 23 February, 2022

Psychological Society criticises delay in 'vital' citizens' assembly on drugs amid death warning
# Addiction
# Addiction

Psychological Society criticises delay in 'vital' citizens' assembly on drugs amid death warning

Feb 23rd 2022, 9:43 AM 7,514 Views 6 Comments

Senators are due to debate the issue today amid much criticism over this week’s developments.

# citizens-assembly - Monday 21 February, 2022

'If cattle were dying, not humans, there would be action': Citizens' assembly on drugs delayed
# Citizens Assembly
# Citizens Assembly

'If cattle were dying, not humans, there would be action': Citizens' assembly on drugs delayed

Updated Feb 21st 2022, 9:30 PM 45,383 Views 27 Comments

The delay until 2023 will cost lives, Labour TD Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said.

# citizens-assembly - Tuesday 8 February, 2022

New citizens' assembly on biodiversity to meet for the first time in April
# Crisis
# Crisis

New citizens' assembly on biodiversity to meet for the first time in April

Feb 8th 2022, 5:46 PM 4,560 Views 5 Comments

Cabinet approved two new citizens’ assemblies on biodiversity and Dublin’s local governance at a meeting this afternoon.

# citizens-assembly - Wednesday 2 February, 2022

Taoiseach to bring proposal to Cabinet to form citizens' assembly on biodiversity
# Emergency
# Emergency

Taoiseach to bring proposal to Cabinet to form citizens' assembly on biodiversity

Feb 2nd 2022, 3:47 PM 5,314 Views 8 Comments

Campaigners have been waiting for the assembly to be called since a biodiversity emergency was declared in 2019.

# citizens-assembly - Sunday 2 January, 2022

Growing expectation of Irish citizens’ assembly on drug use this year
# Citizens Assembly
# Citizens Assembly

Growing expectation of Irish citizens’ assembly on drug use this year

Jan 2nd 2022, 2:45 PM 38,488 Views 86 Comments

The three coalition parties, before entering Government last year, committed to holding a citizens’ assembly on drug use.

# citizens-assembly - Saturday 29 May, 2021

Opinion: Without a public childcare model there can be no equality for women
# Childcare Crossroads
# Childcare Crossroads

Opinion: Without a public childcare model there can be no equality for women

May 29th 2021, 7:01 PM 15,843 Views 19 Comments

The National Women’s Council says inadequate State investment in childcare has led to an unsustainable system in crisis.

# citizens-assembly - Saturday 24 April, 2021

Citizens' Assembly recommends 'women in home' clause be removed from constitution
# Gender Equality
# Gender Equality

Citizens' Assembly recommends 'women in home' clause be removed from constitution

Apr 24th 2021, 12:14 PM 21,299 Views 78 Comments

The National Women’s Council welcomed the recommendation that the ‘sexist’ clause be removed.

'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 13,871 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 22,423 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 9,834 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 16,822 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 10,561 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 9,255 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 8,333 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 63,618 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 19,043 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 9,711 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 9,552 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 29,860 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 9,031 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 8,301 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 8,273 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 27,440 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 26,399 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 10,868 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 28,384 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 15,705 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

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