Constitutional Convention – Tom Arnold appointed as Chair

Constitutional Convention

It was announced this morning (24th Oct 2012) that Tom Arnold is to be appointed as Chair of the Constitutional Convention.  66 members of the public who together make up a representative sample of the Irish public have been notified and agreed to participate.

Convention on the Constitution will consider the following matters:

  • Reducing the Presidential term of office to five years
  • Reducing the voting age to 17
  • Review of the Dáil electoral system
  • Giving citizens resident outside the State the right to vote in Presidential elections
  • Provision for same-sex marriage
  • Amending the clause on the role of women in the home
  • Increasing the participation of women in politics
  • Removal of the offence of blasphemy from the Constitution
  • Other relevant constitutional amendments that may be recommended by it