Members of the 13th Seanad

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This is a list of the members of the 13th Seanad Éireann, the upper house of the Oireachtas (legislature) of Ireland. These Senators were elected or appointed in 1973, after the 1973 general election and served until the close of poll for the 14th Seanad in 1977.

Composition of the 13th Seanad[edit]

There are a total of 60 seats in the Seanad. 43 Senators are elected by the Vocational Panels, 6 elected by the Universities and 11 are nominated by the Taoiseach.

The following table shows the composition by party when the 13th Seanad first met on 1 June 1973.

  Administrative Panel Agricultural Panel Cultural and Educational Panel Industrial and Commercial Panel Labour Panel National University of Ireland University of Dublin Nominated by the Taoiseach Total
Fianna Fáil 4 5 2 4 3 0 0 0 18
Fine Gael 3 5 2 3 4 0 0 7 24
Labour Party 0 1 1 1 3 1 0 4 11
Socialist Labour Party 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Independents 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 6
Total 7 11 5 9 11 3 3 11 60

List of senators[edit]

  • Note: The entries for Senators who were elected or appointed to fill vacancies are shown in italics
Name Panel   Party Notes
Seán Brosnan Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil Elected to the 20th Dáil at a by-election on 13 November 1974[1]
Philip Burton Administrative Panel   Fine Gael  
Jack Garrett Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Seán Keegan Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Thomas Kilbride Administrative Panel   Fine Gael  
Bernard McGlinchey Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Andy O'Brien Administrative Panel   Fine Gael  
Micheál Prendergast Administrative Panel   Fine Gael Elected to Seanad at a by-election on 23 April 1975, replacing Seán Brosnan[2]
Bob Aylward Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil Died on 18 July 1974[3]
Jack Barrett Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael  
Pierce Butler Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael  
Bernard Cowen Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Jack Fitzgerald Agricultural Panel   Labour Party  
John Mannion, Jnr Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael  
Joe McCartin Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael  
Patrick McGowan Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Cornelius O'Callaghan Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil Died on 24 January 1974[4]
William Ryan Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Liam Whyte Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael  
Pat Codd Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael Elected to Seanad at a by-election on 23 April 1975, replacing Cornelius O'Callaghan[5]
Michael Ferris Agricultural Panel   Labour Party Elected to Seanad at a by-election on 23 April 1975, replacing Bob Aylward[6]
Kit Ahern Cultural and Educational Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Billy Fox Cultural and Educational Panel   Fine Gael Assassinated on 12 March 1974[7]
Timothy McAuliffe Cultural and Educational Panel   Labour Party  
Mary Walsh Cultural and Educational Panel   Fine Gael Died on 18 August 1976[8]
Michael Yeats Cultural and Educational Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Roddy Connolly Cultural and Educational Panel   Labour Party Elected to Seanad at a by-election 23 April 1975, replacing Billy Fox[9]
Vincent McHugh Cultural and Educational Panel   Fine Gael Elected to Seanad at a by-election on 25 October 1976, replacing Mary Walsh[10]
John J. Brennan Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Fad Browne Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
James Dooge Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael Cathaoirleach
Denis Farrelly Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael Died on 27 December 1974[11]
Alexis FitzGerald, Snr Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael  
Brian Lenihan Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Michael Moynihan Industrial and Commercial Panel   Labour Party  
Ted Russell Industrial and Commercial Panel   Independent  
Eoin Ryan, Snr Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Jack Daly Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael Elected to Seanad at a by-election on 23 April 1975, replacing Denis Farrelly[12]
John Boland Labour Panel   Fine Gael  
Seán Brosnahan Labour Panel   Independent  
Séamus Dolan Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Des Hanafin Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Jack Harte Labour Panel   Labour Party  
Fintan Kennedy Labour Panel   Labour Party  
Mark Killilea, Jnr Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Michael Lyons Labour Panel   Fine Gael  
Bernard Markey Labour Panel   Fine Gael  
William O'Brien Labour Panel   Fine Gael  
Evelyn Owens Labour Panel   Labour Party  
John Horgan National University of Ireland   Labour Party  
Augustine Martin National University of Ireland   Independent  
Patrick Quinlan National University of Ireland   Independent  
Noël Browne University of Dublin   Socialist Labour Party  
Mary Robinson University of Dublin   Independent  
Trevor West University of Dublin   Independent  
John Blennerhassett Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fine Gael  
Austin Deasy Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fine Gael Elected to the 21st Dáil at the general election on 16 June 1977[13]
Benjamin Guinness Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fine Gael  
Brendan Halligan Nominated by the Taoiseach   Labour Party Elected to the 20th Dáil at a by-election on 10 June 1976[14]
Michael D. Higgins Nominated by the Taoiseach   Labour Party  
Patrick Kerrigan Nominated by the Taoiseach   Labour Party Elected to the 21st Dáil at the general election on 16 June 1977[15]
Patrick W. McGrath Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fine Gael  
Michael Mullen Nominated by the Taoiseach   Labour Party  
Michael J. O'Higgins Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fine Gael Leader of the Seanad
Paddy O'Toole Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fine Gael Elected to the 21st Dáil at the general election on 16 June 1977[16]
James Sanfey Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fine Gael  
Ruairi Quinn Nominated by the Taoiseach   Labour Party Nominated on 1 July 1976, replacing Brendan Halligan[17]
Elected to the 21st Dáil at the general election on 16 June 1977[17]
Liam Burke Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fine Gael Nominated on 21 June 1977 to fill vacancy[18]
Martin Finn Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fine Gael Nominated on 21 June 1977 to fill vacancy[19]
Frank King Nominated by the Taoiseach   Labour Party Nominated on 22 June 1977 to fill vacancy[20]

Changes[edit]

Date Panel Gain Loss Notes
24 January 1974 Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil Death of Cornelius O'Callaghan[4]
12 March 1974 Cultural and Educational Panel   Fine Gael Death of Billy Fox[7]
18 July 1974 Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil Death of Bob Aylward[3]
13 November 1974 Administrative Panel   Fine Gael Seán Brosnan elected to Dáil Éireann at a by-election[1]
27 December 1974 Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael Death of Denis Farrelly[11]
23 April 1975 Administrative Panel Fine Gael   Micheál Prendergast elected at a by-election to replace Seán Brosnan[2]
23 April 1975 Agricultural Panel Fine Gael   Pat Codd elected at a by-election to replace Cornelius O'Callaghan[5]
23 April 1975 Agricultural Panel Labour Party   Michael Ferris elected at a by-election to replace Bob Aylward[6]
23 April 1975 Cultural and Educational Panel Labour Party   Roddy Connolly elected at a by-election to replace Billy Fox[9]
23 April 1975 Industrial and Commercial Panel Fine Gael   Jack Daly elected at a by-election to replace Denis Farrelly[12]
10 June 1976 Nominated by the Taoiseach   Labour Party Brendan Halligan elected to Dáil Éireann at a by-election[14]
1 July 1976 Nominated by the Taoiseach Labour Party   Ruairi Quinn nominated to replace Brendan Halligan[17]
18 August 1976 Cultural and Educational Panel   Fine Gael Death of Mary Walsh[8]
25 October 1976 Cultural and Educational Panel Fine Gael   Vincent McHugh elected at a by-election to replace Mary Walsh[10]
16 June 1977 Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fine Gael Austin Deasy elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1977 general election[13]
16 June 1977 Nominated by the Taoiseach   Labour Party Patrick Kerrigan elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1977 general election[15]
16 June 1977 Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fine Gael Paddy O'Toole elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1977 general election[16]
16 June 1977 Nominated by the Taoiseach   Labour Party Ruairi Quinn elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1977 general election[17]
21 June 1977 Nominated by the Taoiseach Fine Gael   Liam Burke nominated to fill vacancy[18]
21 June 1977 Nominated by the Taoiseach Fine Gael   Martin Finn nominated to fill vacancy[19]
22 June 1977 Nominated by the Taoiseach Labour Party   Frank King nominated to fill vacancy[20]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mr. Seán Brosnan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 3 April 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Mr. Micheál Prendergast". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 21 February 2008. 
  3. ^ a b "Mr. Bob Aylward". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 21 February 2008. 
  4. ^ a b "Mr. Cornelius O'Callaghan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 21 February 2008. 
  5. ^ a b "Mr. Patrick Codd". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 21 February 2008. 
  6. ^ a b "Mr. Michael Ferris". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 21 February 2008. 
  7. ^ a b "Mr. Billy Fox". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 21 February 2008. 
  8. ^ a b "Ms. Mary Walsh". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 21 February 2008. 
  9. ^ a b "Mr. Roderick Connolly". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 21 February 2008. 
  10. ^ a b "Mr. Vincent McHugh". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 21 February 2008. 
  11. ^ a b "Mr. Denis Farrelly". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 3 April 2010. 
  12. ^ a b "Mr. Jack Daly". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 3 April 2010. 
  13. ^ a b "Mr. Austin Deasy". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 3 April 2010. 
  14. ^ a b "Mr. Brendan Halligan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 19 February 2008. 
  15. ^ a b "Mr. Patrick Kerrigan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 3 April 2010. 
  16. ^ a b "Mr. Paddy O'Toole". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 3 April 2010. 
  17. ^ a b c d "Mr. Ruairi Quinn". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 19 February 2008. 
  18. ^ a b "Mr. Liam Burke". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 19 February 2008. 
  19. ^ a b "Mr. Martin Finn". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 19 February 2008. 
  20. ^ a b "Mr. Frank King". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 21 February 2008. 

External links[edit]

  • "13th Seanad". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 21 February 2008.