Motion: Citizens Assemblies

Council Meeting - 4th October 2022

'Fermanagh & Omagh District Council notes and welcomes the announcement in February past of two new Citizens’ Assemblies by the Irish Government.

Further notes that Citizens’ Assemblies are powerful democratic exercises that inform citizens, allowing them to debate specifics, develop positions and inform policy. They have operated effectively in many jurisdictions across the world.

Fermanagh & Omagh District Council calls on the Irish Government to establish an all-Ireland Citizens’ Assembly to debate and discuss our constitutional future. The debate on Irish Unity is alive and growing and we must plan for constitutional change.

This Council also invites officials from the Taoiseach’s Shared Island Unit to present to Council and provide an update on activity and their plans for the future in the context of constitutional change.

This motion should be forwarded to the Office of the Taoiseach.''

Proposed by: Councillor McCann and seconded by Councillor Campbell