Honours system planned to reward outstanding citizens
A new honours system is reportedly set to be introduced to award outstanding contributions to society by Irish citizens.
Reports this morning say the move is being planned by the Office of Active Citizenship, which aims to have the system up and running within three years.
A small number of people would be selected for the awards each year through an independent process based on votes from the public.
The Office of Active Citizenship is also planning to introduce a new Leaving Cert subject on politics and society.