Members of the 10th Seanad

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This is a list of the members of the 10th Seanad Éireann, the upper house of the Oireachtas (legislature) of Ireland. These Senators were elected or appointed in 1961, after the 1961 general election and served until the close of poll for the 11th Seanad in 1965.

Composition of the 10th 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 10th Seanad first met on 14 December 1961.

  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 6 3 4 5 0 0 9 30
Fine Gael 2 3 1 2 2 0 0 0 10
Labour Party 1 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 7
Independents 1 0 0 1 1 3 3 2 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
Liam Ahern Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Seán Brady Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Cornelius Desmond Administrative Panel   Labour Party  
Thomas J. Fitzpatrick Administrative Panel   Fine Gael  
Patrick Fitzsimons Administrative Panel   Independent  
Gerry L'Estrange Administrative Panel   Fine Gael  
Thomas Ruane Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Batt Donegan Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil Elected to Seanad at a by-election on 28 November 1963, replacing John Donnelly Sheridan[1]
Jack Fitzgerald Agricultural Panel   Labour Party  
Daniel Hogan Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Robert Lahiffe Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
John Mannion, Snr Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael  
Charles McDonald Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael  
Patrick O'Reilly Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Timothy O'Sullivan Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Micheál Prendergast Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael  
Patrick W. Ryan Agricultural Panel   (unknown)  
William Ryan Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
John Donnelly Sheridan Agricultural Panel   (unknown) Died on 5 April 1963[2]
Michael Hayes Cultural and Educational Panel   Fine Gael  
Eamonn Kissane Cultural and Educational Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Timothy McAuliffe Cultural and Educational Panel   Labour Party  
John J. Nash Cultural and Educational Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Liam Ó Buachalla Cultural and Educational Panel   Fianna Fáil Cathaoirleach
Gerald Boland Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
John Costelloe Industrial and Commercial Panel   (unknown) Elected to Seanad at a by-election on 28 November 1963, replacing Daniel Moloney[3]
Mary Davidson Industrial and Commercial Panel   Labour Party  
Thomas Flanagan Industrial and Commercial Panel   Independent  
Patrick Lindsay Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael  
Bernard McGlinchey Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Edward McGuire Industrial and Commercial Panel   Independent  
Daniel Moloney Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil Died on 26 June 1963[4]
Joseph Quigley Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael  
Eoin Ryan, Snr Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Seán Brosnahan Labour Panel   Independent  
Seán Browne Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
John Butler Labour Panel   Labour Party  
Victor Carton Labour Panel   Fine Gael  
Patrick Crowley Labour Panel   Labour Party  
James Dooge Labour Panel   Fine Gael  
Joseph Farrell Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Seán Hayes Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Mark Killilea, Snr Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Dominick Murphy Labour Panel   Labour Party  
Michael Yeats Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Dónall Ó Conalláin National University of Ireland   Independent  
George O'Brien National University of Ireland   Independent  
Patrick Quinlan National University of Ireland   Independent  
William J.E. Jessop University of Dublin   Independent  
John N. Ross University of Dublin   Independent  
William Bedell Stanford University of Dublin   Independent  
Kit Ahern Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Nominated on 25 November 1964 replacing Pádraig Ó Siochfhradha[5]
John J. Brennan Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
John Copeland Cole Nominated by the Taoiseach   Independent  
Gus Healy Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Joe Mooney Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Thomas Mullins Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Tom Nolan Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Nora Connolly O'Brien Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Seán O'Donovan Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Pádraig Ó Siochfhradha Nominated by the Taoiseach   (unknown) Died on 19 November 1964[6]
Margaret Mary Pearse Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
William Sheldon Nominated by the Taoiseach   Independent  

Changes[edit]

Date Panel Gain Loss Notes
5 April 1963 Agricultural Panel     Death of John Donnelly Sheridan[2]
26 June 1963 Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil Death of Daniel Moloney[4]
28 November 1963 Agricultural Panel Fianna Fáil   Batt Donegan elected at a by-election to replace John Donnelly Sheridan[1]
28 November 1963 Industrial and Commercial Panel     John Costelloe elected at a by-election to replace Daniel Moloney[3]
19 November 1964 Nominated by the Taoiseach     Death of Pádraig Ó Siochfhradha[6]
25 November 1964 Nominated by the Taoiseach Fianna Fáil   Kit Ahern nominated to replace Pádraig Ó Siochfhradha[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mr. Bartholomew (Batt) Donegan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 24 August 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Mr. John Donnelly Sheridan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 24 August 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Mr. John Costello". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 24 August 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Mr. Daniel J. Moloney". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 24 August 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "Mrs. Catherine Ita (Kit) Ahern". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 24 August 2009. 
  6. ^ a b "Mr. Pádraig Ó Siochfhradha". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 24 August 2009. 

External links[edit]

  • "10th Seanad". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 24 August 2009.