Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution

The resolutions of the Dáil and Seanad of July 2016, provided that the Citizens Assembly would first make a Report and recommendations on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution to the Houses of the Oireachtas. On receipt of the Report by the Houses of the Oireachtas it would be referred for consideration to a Joint Committee of both Houses. In due course the Joint Committee will bring its conclusions to the Houses of the Oireachtas for debate. The Joint Committee is required to report its conclusions and recommendations to both Houses of the Oireachtas within three months of its first public meeting.

What's on this week

The Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution has completed its work.

The Joint Committee launched its Report on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution, on Wednesday 20th December 2017, see Report here.

The transcripts for Meetings already held by the Committee are available here and the Opening Statements made by the witnesses appearing before the Committee are available here. ‌

Note Committee meetings held in Public Session can be watched live online and are often televised live on the Oireachtas TV channel, which is available on Virgin Media 207 and Sky 574. Meetings can also be viewed on the Houses of the Oireachtas Smartphone App which is available to download free of charge in iTunes and Google Play.

News from the Committee

20 December 17
Article 40.3.3 should be repealed simpliciter - Eighth Amendment Committee report

14 December 17
Eighth Amendment Committee to consider draft report

12 December 17
Eighth Amendment Committee to prepare draft report

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