Citizens' Assembly

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Eleventh Meeting of the Citizens' Assembly

Topic: Fixed term parliaments

Saturday 14th April 2018

09:30 Opening Address by the Chair, Hon. Ms. Justice Mary Laffoy
09:45

Session 1: Explanation of current law and practice on the summoning and dissolving of Dáil and Seanad Éireann
Dr. Eoin Daly, NUI Galway

10:05

Session 2: History of political practice in Ireland on the summoning and dissolving of Dáil and Seanad Éireann
Dr. Eoin O’Malley, DCU

10:25 Roundtable Discussion
10:50 Q&A
11:15 Coffee
11:30

Session 3: Fixed Term Parliaments- experience and practice in other jurisdictions
Prof. Petra Schleiter, Oxford

12:00

Session 4: Fixed Term Parliaments: What if they were introduced in Ireland? Pros and cons, implications and issues arising.
Dr. Rory Costello, University of Limerick

12:20 Round Table Discussion including discussion on possible issues arising for the Assembly’s recommendations
13:00 Q&A
13:30

Lunch

14:45

Presentation of Draft Ballot Paper

15:00 Roundtable Discussion
15:30 Coffee
15:40 Feedback and Q&A from members
16:30

Coffee

16:45 Finalisation and agreement on wording of Ballot Paper including explanation of any agreed amendments
17:30 Conclusion


Sunday 15th April 2018

10:00

Welcome from the Chair and presentation of final ballot paper as agreed by Members

10:30 Voting
11:00 Coffee
Counting of the votes
12:15 Announcement of results, Concluding remarks and Reflections from the Chair
12:45

Lunch