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Listen: Cttee. On The 8th Amendment Holds Its First Meeting In Public.

: 09/20/2017 - 15:34

The Joint Committee on the 8th Amendment is holding its first public meeting this afternoon.

Ms. Justice Mary Laffoy, Chairperson of the Citizens' Assembly, is making a presentation to the body on the assembly's findings.

Among the committees members are Kildare North TDs, Fine Gael'#s Bernard Durkan and Social Democrat, Catherine Murphy.

Newbridge native, Independents 4 Change TD, Clare Daly, is also a members.

The Joint Committee is required to report its conclusions and recommendations to both Houses of the Oireachtas within three months of its first public meeting.

Pro-choice campaigners dressed as characters from The Handmaid's Tale hit TV series are protesting outside the Dail this afternoon.

Una Reynolds explains what they are there:

16reynolds-handmaids-clip-eob-tl-.mp3, by Ciara Plunkett

 

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