About the Citizens' Assembly

Membership of the Assembly will consist of 100 persons, comprising a Chairperson and 99 citizens entitled to vote at a referendum.

Dr Catherine Day, former Secretary General of the European Commission, was appointed by the Government to Chair the new Assembly.

Recruitment of citizens is currently underway. The citizen members are being recruited at national level by a specialised agency. They are being randomly selected in accordance with best recruitment practice, as advised by industry experts so as to be broadly representative of Irish society as reflected in the Census, including age, gender, social class, regional spread etc.