O’Sullivan welcomes publication of Citizens’ Assembly report

29 June 2017

The Labour Party representative on the Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution, Jan O’Sullivan TD, has welcomed the publication of the Citizens’ Assembly report today.

Deputy O’Sullivan said:

“The report, as expected, contains a summary of the various conclusions of the Citizens’ Assembly, and I look forward to engaging with the Committee on the matters raised.

“We will meet in private next week, and the public meetings are likely to follow in September.

“It’s important that in the meantime, we on the Committee familiarise ourselves with as much scientific and objective information as we can in relation to the complex issues at hand here.

“I also welcome that the Taoiseach has previously asked the Minister for Health to prepare for a referendum on the Eighth Amendment, something that we in the Labour Party have been calling for.

“It is also important that we keep to the timetable of reporting back to the Oireachtas within three months of the first public meetings, with a view to a commitment to hold a referendum early next year.”

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