Today the Irish Government publishes the Twenty Ninth Amendment to the Constitution Bill 2009 to set up the conditions for the second Lisbon Treaty Referendum.
This means that today the Referendum Commission will be set up. The Referendum Commission is responsible for:
This is an important step in the referendum process in Ireland. The bill will be debated in the two houses of the Oirecahtas (Irish Parliament) this week and then will go to the President for signature. The Referendum will take place in early October as it must take place with 90 days of the bill being passed by the Oireachtas.
For more on the Referendum Commission and the bit of the timline of events check out stephenspillane.com. I will try and keep everyone interested updated as things progress.