The Report of the Democracy Commission, Engaging Citizens, The Case for Democratic Renewal in Ireland
1st October 2005
The Democracy Commission was an independent commission formed of people from across the spectrum of Irish society, who considered the increasing disconnection from even the most basic forms of democratic participation in decision-making for large groups of people.
'We think we have come as close as is possible to getting a clear picture of the health of democracy in both parts of Ireland. We hope that our conclusions will, in the course of time, strengthen democracy on the island of Ireland and support those who make it work' David Begg.