Constitutional convention chairman  Tom Arnold: Mr Arnold said he was looking forward to a “fair and open” discussion where all members would have an equal say. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It is highly likely the constitutional convention will express views on topics that are not on the agenda given to it by the G(...)

Members of the LGBT community in Dublin. Young Fine Gael as well as the party’s LGBT and Trinity College wings have expressed their support for the introduction of gay marriage in Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fine Gael will not take a party position on gay marriage when the issue comes up for debate at the Constitutional Convention next weekend. (...)