The Citizens’ Assembly is the FG-led government elaborately buying time

Regretfully, I consider the Citizens’ Assembly to be a phoney piece of window-dressing

7th August, 2016
The assembly will be chaired by a member of the Supreme Court, Ms Justice Mary Laffoy

The Citizens’ Assembly that the government has decided to convene is, in my view, a ridiculous idea. That is why I spoke and voted against it in the Seanad.

The media have, in general, left the public largely in the dark about its purpose and composition. Anyone I have spoken to believes it has been only convened to consider the question of the Eighth Amendment, which inserted a constitutional right to life for the...

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