Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald has today reiterated her commitment to holding a stand-alone Children's Rights Referendum before the end of the year.
Minister Fitzgerald said that the wording for the referendum will be produced in the near future, and a vote will take place before the end of the year.
However, the timeframe for the enactment legislation has yet to be agreed.
Minister Fitzgerald said that she wants to make sure the referendum wording is right, so that the public has a clear understanding of what it is about.
"We're totally committed to producing the wording for the referendum," she said.
"I want to ensure that this wording does the job in intends to do, that it reflects the work of the committee.
"There's detailed work to be done, I have progressed it quite urgently, and the Government is committed to having a stand0alone referendum later this year."