The group will meet in both public and private sessions
The Citizens' Assembly, which was set up by Government to discuss constitutional issues, is meeting this weekend to begin consideration of the 8th amendment.
The assembly will meet at the Grand Hotel in Malahide on both days.
It says this gathering is "to commence its consideration of the first item referred to it by the Dáil Resolution; the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution."
An agenda for this meeting is be circulated in advance.
The assembly will meet in both public and private session over the course of the weekend.
However, all public sessions of the assembly will be live streamed on its website.
The assembly is a body made up of the chairperson, Ms Justice Mary Laffoy, and 99 citizens randomly selected to be broadly representative of the Irish electorate.
It has been asked to look at:
The assembly held its first public meeting on Saturday October 15th.