The first Citizens’ Assembly for Northern Ireland is to go ahead next month, it has been confirmed.
Funding for the group was first made available in January. It will meet over two weekends, starting at the end of October.
The body will be made up of people selected at random by different methods, reflecting the make-up of Northern Ireland society.
Its first debate will be about Northern Ireland’s adult social care system.
The group, made up of between 50 and 100 people, will run like the assembly that currently operates in the Republic of Ireland.