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: