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Details of promised Constitutional Convention announced by Tánaiste

Posted on July 11, 2012

Speaking in the Dáil last night, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore laid out his plans for the Constitutional Convention saying that while our Constitution had served us well until now, it was hard for our laws to keep up with the pace of change in our social attitudes. It is time he said, to take an independent look at these changes and see if democracy is being well served to all equally.

"The constitutional convention is an opportunity for a wide and inclusive mode of addressing our democracy. It is a way not just of engaging the citizens who will participate but of having a wider national conversation about the kind of country we want to live in and the principles by which we want to live."

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