Marriage Equality Welcomes Appointment Of Chair For Constitutional Convention

24 Oct 2012

Today Marriage Equality welcomed the Taoiseach's announcement that Tom Arnold, chief executive of Concern has been appointed chairman of the Constitutional Convention.

"We welcome the appointment of Tom Arnold as chairman of the Constitutional Convention and look forward to the Convention beginning the important work ahead of it, in reflecting and shaping modern Ireland," said Marriage Equality Director Moninne Griffith. "It's great that someone with such experience has been selected to chair this body as some key decisions are ahead, including around the provision of marriage equality. We wish him the best of luck with his new role and hope he brings balance and fairness to all deliberations."

Ms Griffith added, "With the Chairman now in place, we look forward to the Convention beginning its important work as soon as possible, so that progress can be made on important issues to reflect modern Ireland without any further delay."