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The Irish abortion referendum: How a Citizens' Assembly helped to break years of political deadlock

Compilation of articles that defend the role of the deliberative assembly in holding the referendum in Ireland

The decision to call a referendum was, in fact, based on the recommendations made by a panel of 99 ordinary people, who deliberated in a ‘Citizens’ Assembly’.

Article by Michela Palese

Article by Rebecca McKee

Article by Fintan O'Toole