Join us for a discussion on the political processes behind the decision to hold a referendum on the 8th amendment.
Monday at 5 pm we'll be hosting Prof. David Farrell and Senator Catherine Noone. They'll be discussing their work with the Citizen's Assembly and the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the 8th Amendment respectively.
Professor David Farrell
David Farrell is a Professor of Politics in UCD and Head of the UCD School of Politics and International Relations. Professor Farrell is a founding co-editor of Party Politics. Prior to his move to Dublin in 2009, he was a professor and head of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester. He is a specialist in the study of parties, elections, electoral systems and members of parliament. His current research focuses on the role of deliberation in constitutional reform processes. He is the 'research leader' of the Irish Citizens' Assembly (funded by the Irish Research Council).
Senator Catherine Noone
Catherine Noone is a Senator in the 25th Seanad. She is Fine Gael Spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs and Deputy Leader in the Seanad. She was elected to the Industrial and Commercial Panel of the 24th Seanad in 2011, and again in 2016. She was a solicitor with expertise in the area of commercial litigation. She acted as Chairperson of the Joint Committee on the 8th Amendment of the Constitution in 2017.