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Written Answers - Constitutional Convention

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 754 No. 3

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 107.  Deputy Seán Kyne Information on Seán Kyne Zoom on Seán Kyne  asked the Taoiseach Information on Enda Kenny Zoom on Enda Kenny  if he would indicate when the constitutional convention will take place; and the form he envisages it will take. [6908/12]

 108.  Deputy Seán Kyne Information on Seán Kyne Zoom on Seán Kyne  asked the Taoiseach Information on Enda Kenny Zoom on Enda Kenny  the issues which will be examined and debated through the constitutional convention; and if civil marriage for citizens who are gay or lesbian will be on the agenda for debate and subsequent introduction to ensure equality among citizens. [6909/12]

The Taoiseach: Information on Enda Kenny Zoom on Enda Kenny I propose to take Questions Nos. 107 and 108 together.

The Programme for Government contains a commitment to establish a Constitutional Convention and indicates areas for it to examine, including the area of same sex marriage.

Work is proceeding on proposals to set up the Convention and these proposals will address, inter alia, the structure, membership and operation of the Convention. It is intended that they will be the subject of consultation with Opposition Parties before being finalised. It is my intention that the Convention will be set up in the Spring.


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