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Independent initiative to help renew trust in public life

We the Citizens

12 April 2011 - Original Source

NATIONAL CITIZENS’ ASSEMBLY TO BE HELD IN JUNE

We the Citizens, an independent national initiative aimed at showing how Ireland could benefit from citizens coming together in new forms of public decision-making, has been launched in Dublin. The objective is to help to renew democracy and to contribute towards the restoration of trust in public life, at this time of social and economic crisis in Ireland.

The Chairman of We the Citizens, Fiach Mc Conghail, who is Director of the Abbey Theatre, told the launch that a national citizens’ assembly would be held in June to consider proposals on making the political institutions of the State better suited to serving citizens.  The agenda of the assembly will be decided by seven citizen-led events around the country and by a nationwid