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

Meetings over the Summer recess

The Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution will meet again in Private Session in early September, to finalise its schedule of meetings to consider the recently published Report of the Citizens' Assembly on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution.  The Committee will hold its first Public Meeting on, Wednesday 20th September 2017, with Ms. Justice Laffoy, Chairperson of the Citizens' Assembly, presenting to the Committee.

The Committee has published its agreed Work Plan which outlines the roadmap for its work. Work Plan for the Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution

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

21 June 17
Senator Catherine Noone elected Chair of Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution

 

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