Members of the 2nd Seanad

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This is a list of the members of the 2nd Seanad Éireann, the upper house of the Oireachtas (legislature) of Ireland. These Senators were elected or appointed in March 1938 and served until the close of poll for the 3rd Seanad in July 1938.

Composition of the 2nd Seanad[edit]

The Free State Seanad was elected in stages and thus considered to be in permanent session. However, as a gesture of continuity with its Free State predecessor, the first Seanad elected after 1937 is numbered as the "Second Seanad". The Free State Senate, despite the occurrence of five senatorial elections before its abolition, is considered to have been a single 'Seanad' for the duration of its existence and is thus referred for that whole period as the "First Seanad".

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 2nd Seanad first met on 27 April 1938.

  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 3 4 1 2 1 1 0 7 19
Fine Gael 2 3 3 5 1 2 0 0 16
Labour Party 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Independents 1 2 1 1 0 0 3 3 11
Total 7 11 5 9 11 3 3 11 60
  • Note: The figure above do not add up due to the Senators whose political affiliations are currently unknown.

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
Christopher Byrne Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Thomas Condon Administrative Panel   Independent  
Michael Hayes Administrative Panel   Fine Gael  
Richard Mulcahy Administrative Panel   Fine Gael Elected to the 10th Dáil at the general election on 17 June 1938[1]
John Newcome Administrative Panel   (unknown)  
Margaret Mary Pearse Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Thomas Ruane Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Patrick Baxter Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael  
William Caffrey Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael  
Seán Gibbons Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil Cathaoirleach
John Nassau Greene Agricultural Panel   (unknown)  
Patrick Kehoe Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Ross McGillycuddy Agricultural Panel   Independent  
William O'Callaghan Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael  
Martin O'Dwyer Agricultural Panel   (unknown)  
Pádraic Ó Máille Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
William Quirke Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Michael Twomey Agricultural Panel   Independent  
Patrick Doyle Cultural and Educational Panel   Fine Gael  
Seán O'Donovan Cultural and Educational Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Séamus Ó hEocha Cultural and Educational Panel   Independent  
Gearóid O'Sullivan Cultural and Educational Panel   Fine Gael  
James Parkinson Cultural and Educational Panel   Fine Gael  
Daniel Corkery Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
James Crosbie Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael  
James G. Douglas Industrial and Commercial Panel   Independent  
Michael Hearne Industrial and Commercial Panel   (unknown)  
Cornelius Kennedy Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael  
John MacLoughlin Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael  
Linda Kearns MacWhinney Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
David Madden Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael  
Brian O'Rourke Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael  
John Butler Labour Panel   Labour Party  
Michael Conway Labour Panel   (unknown)  
John Gaffney Labour Panel   (unknown)  
Frederick Hawkins Labour Panel   (unknown)  
Seán Hayes Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Gilbert Hughes Labour Panel   (unknown)  
James Johnston Labour Panel   (unknown)  
Thomas McShea Labour Panel   (unknown)  
Seán Milroy Labour Panel   Fine Gael  
James Tunney Labour Panel   Labour Party  
David Walsh Labour Panel   (unknown)  
Henry Barniville National University of Ireland   Fine Gael  
Helena Concannon National University of Ireland   Fianna Fáil  
Michael Tierney National University of Ireland   Fine Gael  
Ernest Alton University of Dublin   Independent  
Joseph Johnston University of Dublin   Independent  
Robert Rowlette University of Dublin   Independent  
Robert Farnan Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
T. V. Honan Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Douglas Hyde Nominated by the Taoiseach   Independent Elected as President of Ireland on 4 May 1938[2]
Sir John Keane Nominated by the Taoiseach   Independent  
Margaret L. Kennedy Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Patrick Keohane Nominated by the Taoiseach   (unknown) Nominated on 10 May 1938, replacing Douglas Hyde[3]
Peadar Toner Mac Fhionnlaoich Nominated by the Taoiseach   (unknown)  
William Magennis Nominated by the Taoiseach   Independent  
Frank MacDermot Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Maurice George Moore Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
David Robinson Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Matthew Stafford Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  

Changes[edit]

Date Panel Gain Loss Notes
27 April 1938 Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil Seán Gibbons elected as Cathaoirleach
4 May 1938 Nominated by the Taoiseach   Independent Douglas Hyde elected as President of Ireland[2]
10 May 1938 Nominated by the Taoiseach     Patrick Keohane nominated to replace Douglas Hyde[3]
17 June 1938 Administrative Panel   Fine Gael Richard Mulcahy elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1938 general election[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mr. Richard Mulcahy". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 23 November 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Dr. Douglas Hyde". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 23 November 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Mr. Patrick Keohane". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 23 November 2009. 

External links[edit]

  • "2nd Seanad". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 23 November 2009.