Michael Littleton Memorial Lecture

The Chairperson of the Assembly, the Honourable Mary Laffoy, delivered the 2017 Michael Littleton Memorial Lecture. The lecture was pre-recorded and broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 on 29 December 2017. 

The lecture was entitled "The Citizens’ Assembly: An Exercise in Deliberative Democracy". The lecture provided a detailed overview of the establishment and background to the Assembly and its operation as a deliberative democracy exercise. It focused on the Assembly's processes and procedures, as opposed to the content of the topics considered.

The text of the Chairperson's speech can be read here

Following the Chairperson's speech there was a brief questions and answers session with the host, Olivia O'Leary. 

For more information about the Michael Littleton Memorial Lecture and to listen back please visit the RTÉ website by clicking here