The Citizens' Assembly was supposed to start in October, but it was finally postponed to the end of the year, and will run over for 6 months.
After a first citizens' assembly in 2016, the Irish government decided to launch a new one about gender equality. The Citizens' Assembly will focus on gender pay gap, the co-responsibility for parental care and women empowerment. The aim of the Citizens' Assembly will be to examine and to bring forward proposals on gender equality.
Therefore, a panel of 99 citizens will be randomly selected from the electoral register in order to be representative of the population. The conclusions of the citizen assembly will then be transferred to the House of the Oireachtas, Ireland's legislature so they can rule about the proposals.