Citizens' Assembly on
13 February 2021
Citizens’ Assembly on Gender Equality
The Assembly met online on 13 February. This meeting focused on Article 41 of the Irish Constitution.
The Agenda for this meeting can be viewed here.
Please note that the information in the presentations and papers and its interpretation is based on the specialist expertise of the speakers who are independent of the Assembly and its Chair and Secretariat.
1. Dr Catherine Day, Chair of the Citizens’ Assembly delivered two presentations to the Assembly in advance of the meeting.
3. Members re-watched Dr Tom Hickey presentation on ‘Article 41 – the Constitution & Family’ which was originally shown at the first Meeting, February 2020.
5. Members re-watched Prof Siobhan Mullally, NUIG presentation on ‘The Family in the Constitution and the Law’,which was originally shown at the first Meeting February 2020 and was accompanied by a slideshow presentation.
6. Lived Experiences: Adele O’Connor – Mother, Paula Fagan – CEO LGBT Ireland, Dave Saunders – Father. Members re-watched the ‘Lived Experiences’ video delivered at the first meeting, February 2020, this can be viewed below.
Dr. Catherine Day’s opening remarks can be watched below.
Plenary sessions to agree the ballot paper on Article 41 of the Irish Constitution can be viewed below. Click here for a transcript of the meeting’s plenary sessions.
Meeting on the Constitution – Question 1
Meeting on the Constitution – Questions 3 & 4
Meeting on the Constitution – Question 2 (Afternoon)
Meeting on the Constitution – Question 2 (Morning)
The Chair provided a feedback video from breakout discussion groups, viewable below.