Citizens’ Assembly meet for final debate over the 8th amendement


The Citizens Assembly will meet this weekend for the final time as the assembly continues to reconsider Ireland's controversial constitutional restrictions on abortion.

The assembly will vote today to establish their recommendations on whether to change the current legislation.

The meeting this weekend will focus on establishing what will be included in a ballot that will be put to the members.

The assembly will decide whether to recommend to government to retain, repeal or reform the 8th amendment, after hearing a series of experts from both sides of the abortion debate. 

The assembly will begin at 10am.