Members of the 16th Seanad

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This is a list of the members of the 16th Seanad Éireann, the upper house of the Oireachtas (legislature) of Ireland. These Senators were elected or appointed in 1982, after the February 1982 general election and served until the close of poll for the 17th Seanad in 1983.

Composition of the 16th 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 16th Seanad first met on 13 May 1982.

  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 8 28
Fine Gael 2 5 2 4 5 1 0 0 19
Labour Party 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 5
Independents 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 3 8
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
Luke Belton Administrative Panel   Fine Gael  
Katharine Bulbulia Administrative Panel   Fine Gael  
Sean Conway Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Micheál Cranitch Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Tras Honan Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil Elected as Cathaoirleach on 13 May 1982[1]
Billy Kenneally Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Flor O'Mahony Administrative Panel   Labour Party  
Bernard Durkan Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael Elected to 24th Dáil at general election on 24 November 1982[2]
Michael Ferris Agricultural Panel   Labour Party  
Tom Fitzgerald Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Richard Hourigan Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael  
Thomas Hussey Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Joseph Lennon Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael  
John Mannion, Jnr Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael  
Charles McDonald Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael Elected as Leas-Chathaoirleach on 19 May 1982[3]
Martin O'Toole Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
William Ryan Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Michael Smith Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Séamus de Brún Cultural and Educational Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Joachim Loughrey Cultural and Educational Panel   Fine Gael  
Timothy McAuliffe Cultural and Educational Panel   Labour Party  
Mary O'Rourke Cultural and Educational Panel   Fianna Fáil Elected to 24th Dáil at general election on 24 November 1982[2]
Madeleine Taylor Cultural and Educational Panel   Fine Gael Elected to 24th Dáil at general election on 24 November 1982[2]
Deirdre Bolger Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael  
Timmy Conway Industrial and Commercial Panel   Labour Party  
Jack Daly Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael  
Seán Fallon Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
William Farrell Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Michael Howard Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael  
Mick Lanigan Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Patrick J. Reynolds Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael  
Eoin Ryan, Snr Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Monica Barnes Labour Panel   Fine Gael Elected to 24th Dáil at general election on 24 November 1982[2]
Toddie Byrne Labour Panel   Fine Gael  
Donie Cassidy Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Denis Cregan Labour Panel   Fine Gael  
Dick Dowling Labour Panel   Fine Gael Elected to 24th Dáil at general election on 24 November 1982[2]
Des Hanafin Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Jack Harte Labour Panel   Labour Party  
Tony Herbert Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Mark Killilea, Jnr Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Brian Mullooly Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Maurice O'Connell Labour Panel   Fine Gael  
James Dooge National University of Ireland   Fine Gael  
John A. Murphy National University of Ireland   Independent  
Brendan Ryan National University of Ireland   Independent  
Mary Robinson University of Dublin   Independent  
Shane Ross University of Dublin   Independent  
Trevor West University of Dublin   Independent  
Paudge Brennan Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Elected to 24th Dáil at general election on 24 November 1982[2]
Flor Crowley Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Aidan Eames Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Nominated on 13 December 1982 to fill vacancy after the general election[4]
Camilla Hannon Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
James Larkin Nominated by the Taoiseach   Independent Fianna Fáil  
Seamus Mallon Nominated by the Taoiseach   Independent Deputy Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party
P. J. Mara Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Bernard McGlinchey Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
M. J. Nolan Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Elected to 24th Dáil at general election on 24 November 1982[2]
Seán O'Connor Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Nominated on 13 December 1982 to fill vacancy after the general election[4]
Ned O'Keeffe Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Elected to 24th Dáil at general election on 24 November 1982[2]
John Robb Nominated by the Taoiseach   Independent  
Frank Wall Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Nominated on 13 December 1982 to fill vacancy after the general election[4]
G. V. Wright Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  

Changes[edit]

Date Panel Gain Loss Notes
13 May 1982 Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil Tras Honan elected as Cathaoirleach[1]
24 November 1982 Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael Bernard Durkan elected to 24th Dáil at general election[2]
24 November 1982 Cultural and Educational Panel   Fianna Fáil Mary O'Rourke elected to 24th Dáil at general election[2]
24 November 1982 Cultural and Educational Panel   Fine Gael Madeleine Taylor elected to 24th Dáil at general election[2]
24 November 1982 Labour Panel   Fine Gael Monica Barnes elected to 24th Dáil at general election[2]
24 November 1982 Labour Panel   Fine Gael Dick Dowling elected to 24th Dáil at general election[2]
24 November 1982 Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Paudge Brennan elected to 24th Dáil at general election[2]
24 November 1982 Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil M. J. Nolan elected to 24th Dáil at general election[2]
24 November 1982 Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Ned O'Keeffe elected to 24th Dáil at general election[2]
13 December 1982 Nominated by the Taoiseach Fianna Fáil   Aidan Eames nominated to fill vacancy after the general election[4]
13 December 1982 Nominated by the Taoiseach Fianna Fáil   Seán O'Connor nominated to fill vacancy after the general election[4]
13 December 1982 Nominated by the Taoiseach Fianna Fáil   Frank Wall nominated to fill vacancy after the general election[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • "16th Seanad". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 22 February 2008.