Members of the 12th Seanad

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This is a list of the members of the 12th Seanad Éireann, the upper house of the Oireachtas (legislature) of Ireland. These Senators were elected or appointed in 1969, after the 1969 general election and served until the close of poll for the 13th Seanad in 1973.

Composition of the 12th 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 12th Seanad first met on 5 November 1969.

  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 3 4 4 0 0 9 27
Fine Gael 3 5 2 3 3 0 0 0 16
Labour Party 0 1 0 1 3 1 0 0 6
Independents 1 0 0 1 1 2 3 2 10
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 Elected to the 20th Dáil at the general election on 28 February 1973[1]
Richard Belton Administrative Panel   Fine Gael  
Patrick Fitzsimons Administrative Panel   Independent  
Jack Garrett Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Patrick Malone Administrative Panel   Fine Gael Elected to the 19th Dáil at a by-election on 14 April 1970[2]
Patrick Norton Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil Norton was formerly a Labour TD, but joined Fianna Fáil in February 1969 before the Seanad election.
Patrick J. Reynolds Administrative Panel   Fine Gael Elected to the 20th Dáil at the general election on 28 February 1973[3]
Seán Keegan Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil Elected to Seanad at a by-election on 16 June 1970, replacing Patrick Malone[4]
Pierce Butler Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael  
John Doyle Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Jack Fitzgerald Agricultural Panel   Labour Party  
John Mannion, Jnr Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael  
James Martin Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil Died on 3 October 1969[5]
Charles McDonald Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael Elected to the 20th Dáil at the general election on 28 February 1973[6]
Patrick McGowan Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Andy O'Brien Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael  
Micheál Prendergast Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael  
Patrick W. Ryan Agricultural Panel   (unknown)  
William Ryan Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Cornelius O'Callaghan Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil Elected to Seanad at a by-election on 24 February 1970, replacing James Martin[7]
Kit Ahern Cultural and Educational Panel   Fianna Fáil  
John Kelly Cultural and Educational Panel   Fine Gael Elected to the 20th Dáil at the general election on 28 February 1973[8]
John J. Nash Cultural and Educational Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Michael O'Higgins Cultural and Educational Panel   Fine Gael  
Michael Yeats Cultural and Educational Panel   Fianna Fáil Cathaoirleach
Ruairí Brugha Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil Elected to the 20th Dáil at the general election on 28 February 1973[9]
Eileen Desmond Industrial and Commercial Panel   Labour Party Elected to the 20th Dáil at the general election on 28 February 1973[10]
James Dooge Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael  
Denis Farrelly Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael  
Alexis FitzGerald, Snr Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael  
Dermot Honan Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Bernard McGlinchey Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Ted Russell Industrial and Commercial Panel   Independent  
Eoin Ryan, Snr Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
John Boland Labour Panel   Fine Gael  
Seán Brosnahan Labour Panel   Independent  
Jimmy Dunne Labour Panel   Labour Party Died on 23 February 1972[11][12]
Joseph Farrell Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil Elected to the 20th Dáil at the general election on 28 February 1973[13]
Des Hanafin Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Fintan Kennedy Labour Panel   Labour Party  
Mark Killilea, Jnr Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Michael Lyons Labour Panel   Fine Gael  
William O'Brien Labour Panel   Fine Gael  
Evelyn Owens Labour Panel   Labour Party  
Seán Walsh Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil Elected to the 20th Dáil at the general election on 28 February 1973[14]
Bryan Alton National University of Ireland   Independent  
John Horgan National University of Ireland   Labour Party  
Patrick Quinlan National University of Ireland   Independent  
William J.E. Jessop University of Dublin   Independent  
Mary Robinson University of Dublin   Independent  
Owen Sheehy-Skeffington University of Dublin   Independent Died on 7 June 1970[15]
Trevor West University of Dublin   Independent Elected to Seanad at a by-election on 19 November 1970, replacing Owen Sheehy-Skeffington[16]
John J. Brennan Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Micheál Cranitch Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Cathaoirleach
Brendan Crinion Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Elected to the 20th Dáil at the general election on 28 February 1973[17]
Peggy Farrell Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Thomas Flanagan Nominated by the Taoiseach   Independent  
Michael Gallanagh Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Neville Keery Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Farrell McElgunn Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Thomas Mullins Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Terence O'Sullivan Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
William Sheldon Nominated by the Taoiseach   Independent  

Changes[edit]

Date Panel Gain Loss Note
3 October 1969 Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil Death of James Martin[5]
24 February 1970 Agricultural Panel Fianna Fáil   Cornelius O'Callaghan elected at a by-election to replace James Martin[7]
14 April 1970 Administrative Panel   Fine Gael Patrick Malone elected to Dáil Éireann at a by-election[2]
7 June 1970 University of Dublin   Independent Death of Owen Sheehy-Skeffington[15]
16 June 1970 Administrative Panel Fianna Fáil   Seán Keegan elected at a by-election to replace Patrick Malone[4]
19 November 1970 University of Dublin Independent   Trevor West elected at a by-election to replace Owen Sheehy-Skeffington[16]
23 February 1972 Labour Panel   Labour Party Death of Jimmy Dunne[11]
28 February 1973 Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil Liam Ahern elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1973 general election[1]
28 February 1973 Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil Ruairí Brugha elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1973 general election[9]
28 February 1973 Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Brendan Crinion elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1973 general election[17]
28 February 1973 Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil Eileen Desmond elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1973 general election[10]
28 February 1973 Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil Joseph Farrell elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1973 general election[13]
28 February 1973 Cultural and Educational Panel   Fianna Fáil John Kelly elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1973 general election[8]
28 February 1973 Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil Charles McDonald elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1973 general election[6]
28 February 1973 Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil Patrick J. Reynolds elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1973 general election[3]
28 February 1973 Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil Seán Walsh elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1973 general election[14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mr. Liam Ahern". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 3 April 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Mr. Patrick Malone". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 3 April 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Mr. Patrick J. Reynolds". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 3 April 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Mr. Seán Keegan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 29 January 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "Mr. James Martin". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 3 April 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "Mr. Charles McDonald". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 3 April 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "Mr. Cornelius O'Callaghan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 29 January 2009. 
  8. ^ a b "Mr. John M. Kelly". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 3 April 2010. 
  9. ^ a b "Mr. Ruairí Brugha". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 3 April 2010. 
  10. ^ a b "Mrs. Eileen Desmond". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 3 April 2010. 
  11. ^ a b "Mr. James Dunne". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 19 February 2008. 
  12. ^ "Official Report (Seanad Éireann), Volume 72, 23 February 1972, Death of Member: Expression of Sympathy". Houses of the Oireachtas. Retrieved 19 February 2008. 
  13. ^ a b "Mr. Joseph Farrell". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 3 April 2010. 
  14. ^ a b "Mr. Seán Walsh". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 3 April 2010. 
  15. ^ a b "Mr. Owen Sheehy-Skeffington". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 29 January 2009. 
  16. ^ a b "Mr. Trevor West". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 29 January 2009. 
  17. ^ a b "Mr. Brendan Crinion". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 3 April 2010. 

External links[edit]

  • "12th Seanad". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 27 March 2010.