Members of the 15th Seanad

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This is a list of the members of the 15th Seanad Éireann, the upper house of the Oireachtas (legislature) of Ireland. These Senators were elected or appointed in 1981, after the 1981 general election and served until the close of poll for the 16th Seanad in 1982.

Composition of the 15th 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 15th Seanad first met on 8 October 1981.

  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 5 2 4 5 0 0 0 19
Fine Gael 3 5 2 4 5 1 0 6 26
Labour Party 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 4 9
Independents 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 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
Katharine Bulbulia Administrative Panel   Fine Gael  
Micheál Cranitch Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Tras Honan Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Patrick Kennedy Administrative Panel   Fine Gael  
Jimmy Leonard Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil Elected to 23rd Dáil at general election on 18 February 1982[1]
Flor O'Mahony Administrative Panel   Labour Party  
Myles Staunton Administrative Panel   Fine Gael  
Richard Bruton Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael Elected to 23rd Dáil at general election on 18 February 1982[1]
Pierce Butler Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael  
Michael Ferris Agricultural Panel   Labour Party  
Tom Fitzgerald Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Thomas Hussey Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Rory Kiely Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
John Mannion, Jnr Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael  
Charles McDonald Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael Elected as Cathaoirleach on 8 October 1981[2]
Liam Naughten Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael Elected to 23rd Dáil at general election on 18 February 1982[1]
Martin O'Toole Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
William Ryan Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Patsy Lawlor Cultural and Educational Panel   Fine Gael  
Maurice Manning Cultural and Educational Panel   Fine Gael Elected to 23rd Dáil at general election on 18 February 1982[1]
Timothy McAuliffe Cultural and Educational Panel   Labour Party  
Mary O'Rourke Cultural and Educational Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Joe Walsh Cultural and Educational Panel   Fianna Fáil Elected to 23rd Dáil at general election on 18 February 1982[1]
Deirdre Bolger Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael  
Barry Cogan Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Seán Fallon Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Alexis FitzGerald, Jnr Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael Elected to 23rd Dáil at general election on 18 February 1982[1]
Michael Howard Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael  
Mick Lanigan Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Ruairi Quinn Industrial and Commercial Panel   Labour Party Elected to 23rd Dáil at general election on 18 February 1982[1]
Patrick J. Reynolds Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael  
Eoin Ryan, Snr Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
John Blennerhassett Labour Panel   Fine Gael  
Toddie Byrne Labour Panel   Fine Gael  
Donal Carey Labour Panel   Fine Gael Elected to 23rd Dáil at general election on 18 February 1982[1]
Séamus Dolan Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil Elected as Leas-Chathaoirleach on 9 October 1981[3]
Des Hanafin Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Jack Harte Labour Panel   Labour Party  
Brian Hillery Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Dan Kiely Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Brian Mullooly Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Andy O'Brien Labour Panel   Fine Gael  
Maurice O'Connell Labour Panel   Fine Gael  
Gemma Hussey National University of Ireland   Fine Gael Leader of the Seanad; Elected to 23rd Dáil at general election on 18 February 1982[1]
John A. Murphy National University of Ireland   Independent  
Liam B. Ryan National University of Ireland   Independent  
Catherine McGuinness University of Dublin   Independent  
Mary Robinson University of Dublin   Independent  
Shane Ross University of Dublin   Independent  
Ulick Burke Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fine Gael  
John F. Carroll Nominated by the Taoiseach   Labour Party  
Timmy Conway Nominated by the Taoiseach   Labour Party  
James Dooge Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fine Gael  
Patrick Dunne Nominated by the Taoiseach   Labour Party  
Robert Fausset Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fine Gael  
Jim Higgins Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fine Gael  
Miriam Kearney Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fine Gael  
Pat Magner Nominated by the Taoiseach   Labour Party  
Seán O'Leary Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fine Gael  
T. K. Whitaker Nominated by the Taoiseach   Independent  

Changes[edit]

Date Panel Gain Loss Notes
8 October 1981 Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael Charles McDonald elected as Cathaoirleach[2]
18 February 1982 Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil Jimmy Leonard elected to 23rd Dáil at general election[1]
18 February 1982 Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael Richard Bruton elected to 23rd Dáil at general election[1]
18 February 1982 Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael Liam Naughten elected to 23rd Dáil at general election[1]
18 February 1982 Cultural and Educational Panel   Fine Gael Maurice Manning elected to 23rd Dáil at general election[1]
18 February 1982 Cultural and Educational Panel   Fianna Fáil Joe Walsh elected to 23rd Dáil at general election[1]
18 February 1982 Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael Alexis FitzGerald, Jnr elected to 23rd Dáil at general election[1]
18 February 1982 Industrial and Commercial Panel   Labour Party Ruairi Quinn elected to 23rd Dáil at general election[1]
18 February 1982 Labour Panel   Fine Gael Donal Carey elected to 23rd Dáil at general election[1]
18 February 1982 Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil Séamus Dolan elected to 23rd Dáil at general election[1]
18 February 1982 National University of Ireland   Fine Gael Gemma Hussey elected to 23rd Dáil at general election[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • "15th Seanad". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 23 February 2008.