Members of the 17th Seanad

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This is a list of the members of the 17th Seanad Éireann, the upper house of the Oireachtas (legislature) of Ireland. These Senators were elected or appointed in 1983, after the November 1982 general election and served until the close of poll for the 18th Seanad in 1987.

Composition of the 17th 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 17th Seanad first met on 23 February 1983.

  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
Fine Gael 3 5 2 4 5 1 0 5 25
Fianna Fáil 3 5 2 4 5 0 0 0 19
Labour Party 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 3 9
Independents 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3 7
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  
Tras Honan Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil Elected as Leas-Chathaoirleach on 9 March 1983[1]
Patrick Kennedy Administrative Panel   Fine Gael  
Michael Lynch Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil Elected to the 25th Dáil at the general election on 17 February 1987[2]
Martin O'Donoghue Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Flor O'Mahony Administrative Panel   Labour Party  
Ulick Burke Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael  
John Ellis Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil Elected to the 25th Dáil at the general election on 17 February 1987[2]
Michael Ferris Agricultural Panel   Labour Party  
Richard Hourigan Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael  
Thomas Hussey Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Rory Kiely Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Joseph Lennon Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael  
Charles McDonald Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael  
Martin O'Toole Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Michael Quealy Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael  
William Ryan Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Séamus de Brún Cultural and Educational Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Brian Fleming Cultural and Educational Panel   Fine Gael  
Joachim Loughrey Cultural and Educational Panel   Fine Gael  
Helena McAuliffe-Ennis Cultural and Educational Panel   Labour Party Joined the Progressive Democrats in 1986[3]
Michael Smith Cultural and Educational Panel   Fianna Fáil Elected to the 25th Dáil at the general election on 17 February 1987[2]
Timmy Conway Industrial and Commercial Panel   Labour Party Joined the Progressive Democrats in 1986[3]
Jack Daly Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael  
Seán Fallon Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Alexis FitzGerald, Jnr Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael  
Jack Fitzsimons 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 Elected as Cathaoirleach on 23 February 1983[4]
Eoin Ryan, Snr Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Donie Cassidy Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Denis Cregan Labour Panel   Fine Gael  
Des Hanafin Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Jack Harte Labour Panel   Labour Party  
Jim Higgins Labour Panel   Fine Gael Elected to the 25th Dáil at the general election on 17 February 1987[2]
Brian Hillery Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Peter Kelleher Labour Panel   Fine Gael  
Mark Killilea, Jnr Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Larry McMahon Labour Panel   Fine Gael  
Brian Mullooly Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Andy O'Brien Labour Panel   Fine Gael  
James Dooge National University of Ireland   Fine Gael Leader of the Seanad
Michael D. Higgins National University of Ireland   Labour Party Elected to the 25th Dáil at the general election on 17 February 1987[2]
Brendan Ryan National University of Ireland   Independent  
Catherine McGuinness University of Dublin   Independent  
Mary Robinson University of Dublin   Independent  
Shane Ross University of Dublin   Independent  
John Browne Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fine Gael  
John Connor Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fine Gael  
Jimmy Deenihan Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fine Gael Elected to the 25th Dáil at the general election on 17 February 1987[5]
Patrick Durcan Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fine Gael  
Brendan Howlin Nominated by the Taoiseach   Labour Party Elected to the 25th Dáil at the general election on 17 February 1987[6]
Christy Kirwan Nominated by the Taoiseach   Labour Party  
Pat Magner Nominated by the Taoiseach   Labour Party  
Stephen McGonagle Nominated by the Taoiseach   Independent  
Seán O'Leary Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fine Gael  
John Robb Nominated by the Taoiseach   Independent  
Bríd Rodgers Nominated by the Taoiseach   Independent  
Nuala Fennell Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fine Gael Nominated on 20 February 1987 to fill vacancy after the general election[7]
Paddy O'Toole Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fine Gael Nominated on 20 February 1987 to fill vacancy after the general election[7]

Changes[edit]

Date Panel Gain Loss Notes
23 February 1983 Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael Patrick J. Reynolds elected as Cathaoirleach[4]
1986 Cultural and Educational Panel Progressive Democrats Labour Party Helena McAuliffe-Ennis changes party[3]
1986 Industrial and Commercial Panel Progressive Democrats Labour Party Timmy Conway changes party[3]
17 February 1987 Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil Michael Lynch elected to the 25th Dáil at the 1987 general election[2]
17 February 1987 Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil John Ellis elected to the 25th Dáil at the 1987 general election[2]
17 February 1987 Cultural and Educational Panel   Fianna Fáil Michael Smith elected to the 25th Dáil at the 1987 general election[2]
17 February 1987 Labour Panel   Fine Gael Jim Higgins elected to the 25th Dáil at the 1987 general election[2]
17 February 1987 National University of Ireland   Labour Party Michael D. Higgins elected to the 25th Dáil at the 1987 general election[2]
17 February 1987 Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fine Gael Jimmy Deenihan elected to the 25th Dáil at the 1987 general election[5]
17 February 1987 Nominated by the Taoiseach   Labour Party Brendan Howlin elected to the 25th Dáil at the 1987 general election[6]
20 February 1987 Nominated by the Taoiseach Fine Gael   Nuala Fennell nominated to fill vacancy after the general election[7]
20 February 1987 Nominated by the Taoiseach Fine Gael   Paddy O'Toole nominated to fill vacancy after the general election[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official Report (Seanad Éireann), Volume 100, 9 March 1983: Election of Leas-Chathaoirleach". Oireachtas. Retrieved 25 February 2008. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Official Report (Seanad Éireann), Volume 115, 3 April 1987: Election of Members to Dáil Éireann". Oireachtas. Retrieved 21 February 2008. 
  3. ^ a b c d McNamara, Maedhbh; Mooney, Paschal (2000). Women in Parliament: Ireland 1918-2000. Dublin: Wolfhound Press. p. 196. ISBN 0-86327-759-4. 
  4. ^ a b "Official Report (Seanad Éireann), Volume 100, 23 February 1983: Election of Cathaoirleach". Oireachtas. Retrieved 21 February 2008. 
  5. ^ a b "Mr. Jimmy Deenihan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 21 February 2008. 
  6. ^ a b "Mr. Brendan Howlin". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 21 February 2008. 
  7. ^ a b c d "Official Report (Seanad Éireann), Volume 115, 3 April 1987: Nomination of Members". Oireachtas. Retrieved 21 February 2008. 

External links[edit]

  • "17th Seanad". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 21 February 2008.