Assembly was catalyst for changing hearts and minds

Assembly was catalyst for changing hearts and minds

Consensus-building in the Citizens’ Assembly enabled Irish people to embark on a journey of reflection that led to Friday’s vote

The referendum on the Eighth Amendment has fundamentally changed the nature of campaigning in Ireland. The abortion poll marks a radical departure in how electioneering will be conducted in this country.

It is civil society, not political parties, that now holds the persuasive power to alter the Irish Constitution.

Momentum for the abortion referendum originated from the recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly. This assembly of 99 randomly selected Irish citizens was a unique exercise in...

Subscribe from just 1€

Exclusive offers

Choose the subscription that is right for you

Monthly Subscription

€1

For the first month

€19.99 Monthly Thereafter

Subscribe today

Cancel anytime

Annual Subscription

€200€149

For the first year

€199.99 annually thereafter

Subscribe today

Cancel anytime

Quarterly Subscription

€55€42

For the first 90 days

€55.00 quarterly Thereafter

Subscribe today

Cancel anytime

These offers are not available for current subscribers. Offers and pricing are subject to change without notice.

Terms & Conditions Apply

Please Subscribe or Log in to continue

Subscribe Login

Related Articles

More from The Business Post