Members of the 14th Seanad

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This is a list of the members of the 14th Seanad Éireann, the upper house of the Oireachtas (legislature) of Ireland. These Senators were elected or appointed in 1977, after the 1977 general election and served until the close of poll for the 15th Seanad in 1981.

Composition of the 14th 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 14th Seanad first met on 27 October 1977.

  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 5 0 0 9 29
Fine Gael 3 5 2 4 4 0 0 0 18
Labour Party 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 6
Independents 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 2 7
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
Liam Burke Administrative Panel   Fine Gael Elected to 21st Dáil at a by-election on 6 November 1979[1]
Micheál Cranitch Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Jack Garrett Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil Died on 11 September 1977[2]
Tras Honan Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Thomas Kilbride Administrative Panel   Fine Gael  
Michael P. Kitt Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil Elected to the 22nd Dáil at the general election on 11 June 1981[3]
Myles Staunton Administrative Panel   Fine Gael  
Michael Donnelly Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil Elected to Seanad at a by-election on 7 December 1977, following the death of Jack Garrett[4]
Jim Doolan Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil Elected to Seanad at a by-election in April 1980, following the election of Liam Burke to the Dáil[5]
Pierce Butler Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael  
Paul Connaughton, Snr Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael Elected to the 22nd Dáil at the general election on 11 June 1981[3]
John Ellis Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil Elected to the 22nd Dáil at the general election on 11 June 1981[3]
Justin Keating Agricultural Panel   Labour Party  
Rory Kiely Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Gerard Lynch Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael  
Joe McCartin Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael Elected as Leas-Chathaoirleach on 2 November 1977[6]
Elected to the 22nd Dáil at the general election on 11 June 1981[3]
Charles McDonald Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael  
Patrick McGowan Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Martin O'Toole Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
William Ryan Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Richard Conroy Cultural and Educational Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Patrick Cooney Cultural and Educational Panel   Fine Gael Elected to the 22nd Dáil at the general election on 11 June 1981[3]
Flor Crowley Cultural and Educational Panel   Fianna Fáil Elected to the 22nd Dáil at the general election on 11 June 1981[3]
Timothy McAuliffe Cultural and Educational Panel   Labour Party  
David Molony Cultural and Educational Panel   Fine Gael Elected to the 22nd Dáil at the general election on 11 June 1981[3]
Ruairí Brugha Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Alexis FitzGerald, Snr Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael  
Desmond Governey Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael Elected to the 22nd Dáil at the general election on 11 June 1981[3]
Michael Howard Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael  
Liam Hyland Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil Elected to the 22nd Dáil at the general election on 11 June 1981[3]
Mick Lanigan Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Michael Moynihan Industrial and Commercial Panel   Labour Party Elected to the 22nd Dáil at the general election on 11 June 1981[3]
Patrick J. Reynolds Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael  
Eoin Ryan, Snr Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
John Blennerhassett Labour Panel   Fine Gael  
Séamus Dolan Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil Elected as Cathaoirleach on 27 October 1977[6]
Joseph Dowling Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Des Hanafin Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Jack Harte Labour Panel   Labour Party  
Tony Herbert Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Brian Hillery Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Fintan Kennedy Labour Panel   Labour Party  
Michael Lyons Labour Panel   Fine Gael  
Bernard Markey Labour Panel   Fine Gael Elected to the 22nd Dáil at the general election on 11 June 1981[3]
Andy O'Brien Labour Panel   Fine Gael  
Gemma Hussey National University of Ireland   Independent  
Augustine Martin National University of Ireland   Independent  
John A. Murphy National University of Ireland   Independent  
Conor Cruise O'Brien University of Dublin   Independent Resigned from the Seanad on 13 June 1979[7]
Catherine McGuinness University of Dublin   Independent Elected at a by-election on 11 December 1979, following the resignation of Conor Cruise O'Brien[8]
Mary Robinson University of Dublin   Labour Party  
Trevor West University of Dublin   Independent  
Séamus Brennan Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Elected to the 22nd Dáil at the general election on 11 June 1981[3]
Séamus de Brún Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Eileen Cassidy Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Valerie Goulding Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Mary Harney Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Elected to the 22nd Dáil at the general election on 11 June 1981[3]
Valentine Jago Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Gordon Lambert Nominated by the Taoiseach   Independent  
P. J. Mara Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Nominated on 16 July 1981 to fill vacancy after 1981 general election[9]
Bernard McGlinchey Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Noel Mulcahy Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Joseph O'Neill Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Nominated on 16 July 1981 to fill vacancy after 1981 general election[9]
Jim Ruttle Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Nominated on 20 June 1980 to fill vacancy created by the resignation of Michael Yeats[10]
T. K. Whitaker Nominated by the Taoiseach   Independent  
Michael Yeats Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Resigned from the Seanad on 12 March 1980[11]

Changes[edit]

Date Panel Gain Loss Notes
11 September 1977 Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil Death of Jack Garrett[2]
27 October 1977 Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil Séamus Dolan elected as Cathaoirleach[6]
7 December 1977 Administrative Panel Fianna Fáil   Michael Donnelly elected to Seanad at a by-election after death of Jack Garrett[4]
13 June 1979 University of Dublin   Independent Resignation of Conor Cruise O'Brien[7]
6 November 1979 Administrative Panel   Fine Gael Liam Burke elected to 21st Dáil at a by-election[1]
11 December 1979 University of Dublin Independent   Catherine McGuinness elected to Seanad at a by-election to replace Conor Cruise O'Brien[8]
12 March 1980 Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Resignation of Michael Yeats[11]
16 April 1980 Administrative Panel Fianna Fáil   Jim Doolan elected at a by-election to replace Liam Burke[5]
20 June 1980 Nominated by the Taoiseach Fianna Fáil   Jim Ruttle nominated to repalace Michael Yeats[10]
11 June 1981 Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil Michael P. Kitt elected to the 22nd Dáil at the 1981 general election[3]
11 June 1981 Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael Paul Connaughton, Snr elected to the 22nd Dáil at the 1981 general election[3]
11 June 1981 Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil John Ellis elected to the 22nd Dáil at the 1981 general election[3]
11 June 1981 Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael Joe McCartin elected to the 22nd Dáil at the 1981 general election[3]
11 June 1981 Cultural and Educational Panel   Fine Gael Patrick Cooney elected to the 22nd Dáil at the 1981 general election[3]
11 June 1981 Cultural and Educational Panel   Fianna Fáil Flor Crowley elected to the 22nd Dáil at the 1981 general election[3]
11 June 1981 Cultural and Educational Panel   Fine Gael David Molony elected to the 22nd Dáil at the 1981 general election[3]
11 June 1981 Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael Desmond Governey elected to the 22nd Dáil at the 1981 general election[3]
11 June 1981 Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil Liam Hyland elected to the 22nd Dáil at the 1981 general election[3]
11 June 1981 Industrial and Commercial Panel   Labour Party Michael Moynihan elected to the 22nd Dáil at the 1981 general election[3]
11 June 1981 Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil Séamus Dolan elected to the 22nd Dáil at the 1981 general election[3]
11 June 1981 Labour Panel   Fine Gael Bernard Markey elected to the 22nd Dáil at the 1981 general election[3]
11 June 1981 Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Séamus Brennan elected to the 22nd Dáil at the 1981 general election[3]
11 June 1981 Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Mary Harney elected to the 22nd Dáil at the 1981 general election[3]
16 July 1981 Nominated by the Taoiseach Fianna Fáil   P. J. Mara nominated to fill vacancy after the 1981 general election[9]
16 July 1981 Nominated by the Taoiseach Fianna Fáil   Joseph O'Neill nominated to fill vacancy after the 1981 general election[9]

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mr. Liam Burke". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 12 December 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Mr. Jack Garrett". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 23 February 2008. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa "Official Report (Seanad Éireann), Volume 95, 17 June 1981: Election of Members to Dáil Éireann". Oireachtas. Retrieved 23 February 2008. 
  4. ^ a b "Official Report (Seanad Éireann), Volume 87, 7 December 1977: Administrative Panel". Oireachtas. Retrieved 23 February 2008. 
  5. ^ a b "Official Report (Seanad Éireann), Volume 94, 16 April 1980: Election of Member". Oireachtas. Retrieved 23 February 2008. 
  6. ^ a b c "Official Report (Seanad Éireann), Volume 87, 27 October 1977: Election of Cathaoirleach". Oireachtas. Retrieved 19 February 2008. 
  7. ^ a b "Dr. Conor Cruise O'Brien". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 24 February 2008. 
  8. ^ a b "Ms. Catherine McGuinness". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 24 February 2008. 
  9. ^ a b c d "Official Report (Seanad Éireann) Volume 95, 16 July 1981: Nomination of Members". Oireachtas. Retrieved 7 February 2008. 
  10. ^ a b "Official Report (Seanad Éireann) Volume 94, 24 June 1980: Nomination of Members". Oireachtas. Retrieved 7 February 2008. 
  11. ^ a b "Official Report (Seanad Éireann) Volume 93, 12 March 1980: Resignation of Member". Oireachtas. Retrieved 7 February 2008.