Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Enda Kenny (Taoiseach, Department of An Taoiseach; Mayo, Fine Gael)
I propose to take Questions Nos. 1 to 9, inclusive, together.
The programme for Government contains a commitment to establish a constitutional convention and indicates areas for it to examine. Work is proceeding on proposals to set up the convention and these will address, inter alia, the structure, operation and membership of the convention, including possible representation from Northern Ireland.
I previously signalled my intention to invite Opposition leaders to meet me to discuss the Government’s proposals. I intend to hold this meeting in the next few weeks. It is my intention that the convention will be set up as soon as possible.