Members of the 1925 Seanad

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This is a list of the members of the 1925 Seanad Éireann, the upper house of the Oireachtas (legislature) of the Irish Free State. These Senators were elected or appointed in 1922, and also elected at the 1925 Seanad election.

Composition of the 1925 Seanad[edit]

The Free State Seanad was elected in stages and thus considered to be in permanent session. However, as a gesture of continuity with its Free State predecessor, the first Seanad elected after 1937 is numbered as the "Second Seanad". The Free State Senate, despite the occurrence of five senatorial elections before its abolition, is considered to have been a single 'Seanad' for the duration of its existence and is thus referred for that whole period as the "First Seanad".

There were a total of 60 seats in the Free State Seanad. 19 Senators were elected at the 1925 Seanad election, which was the only Seanad popular election. In 1922, 30 Senators had been elected by Dáil Éireann, and 30 had been nominated by the President of the Executive Council, W. T. Cosgrave.[1]

The following table shows the composition by party when the 1925 Seanad first met on 6 December 1925.

Party Seats
Cumann na nGaedheal 15
Labour Party 5
Farmers' Party 3
Independents 37
Total 60

List of senators[edit]

  • Note: The entries for Senators who were elected or appointed to fill vacancies are shown in italics
Name   Party Entered Office Term Notes
William Barrington   Independent Elected in 1922 9 years  
Eileen Costello   Independent Elected in 1922 9 years  
James G. Douglas   Independent Elected in 1922 9 years  
Michael Duffy   Labour Party Elected in 1922 9 years  
Thomas Farren   Labour Party Elected in 1922 9 years  
Alice Stopford Green   Independent Elected in 1922 9 years  
Sir John Griffith   Independent Elected in 1922 9 years  
Patrick W. Kenny   Cumann na nGaedheal Elected in 1922 9 years  
James J. MacKean   Cumann na nGaedheal Elected in 1922 9 years  
John MacLoughlin   Independent Elected in 1922 9 years  
William Molloy   Independent Elected in 1922 9 years  
Maurice George Moore   Independent Elected in 1922 9 years  
Brian O'Rourke   Cumann na nGaedheal Elected in 1922 9 years  
William O'Sullivan   Cumann na nGaedheal Elected in 1922 9 years  
John Philip Bagwell   Independent Nominated in 1922 6 years  
Henry Givens Burgess   Independent Nominated in 1922 6 years  
Lord Glenavy   Independent Nominated in 1922 6 years Cathaoirleach
Sir Nugent Everard   Independent Nominated in 1922 6 years  
Edmund W. Eyre   Independent Nominated in 1922 6 years  
Oliver St. John Gogarty   Cumann na nGaedheal Nominated in 1922 6 years  
James Perry Goodbody   Independent Nominated in 1922 6 years  
Henry Greer   Independent Nominated in 1922 6 years  
Benjamin Haughton   Independent Nominated in 1922 6 years  
Earl of Wicklow   Independent Nominated in 1922 6 years  
Arthur Jackson   Independent Nominated in 1922 6 years  
Andrew Jameson   Independent Nominated in 1922 6 years  
Sir Bryan Mahon   Independent Nominated in 1922 6 years  
Marquess of Headfort   Independent Nominated in 1922 6 years  
W. B. Yeats   Independent Nominated in 1922 6 years  
Earl of Mayo   Independent Nominated in 1922 12 years Died on 31 December 1927[2]
Countess of Desart   Independent Nominated in 1922 12 years  
James Charles Dowdall   Independent Nominated in 1922 12 years  
Sir Thomas Esmonde   Independent Nominated in 1922 12 years  
Martin Fitzgerald   Independent Nominated in 1922 12 years Died on 9 March 1927[3]
Earl of Granard   Independent Nominated in 1922 12 years  
Henry Guinness   Independent Nominated in 1922 12 years  
Sir John Keane   Independent Nominated in 1922 12 years  
James Moran   Independent Nominated in 1922 12 years  
Earl of Kerry   Independent Nominated in 1922 12 years  
Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl   Independent Nominated in 1922 12 years Resigned on 27 January 1926[4]
Jennie Wyse Power   Independent Nominated in 1922 12 years  
John Counihan   Cumann na nGaedheal Elected in 1925 6 years  
Thomas Westropp Bennett   Cumann na nGaedheal Elected in 1925 9 years  
Sir Edward Coey Bigger   Independent Elected in 1925 9 years  
Francis McGuinness   Cumann na nGaedheal Elected in 1925 9 years  
Henry Barniville   Cumann na nGaedheal Elected in 1925 12 years  
Sir Edward Bellingham   Independent Elected in 1925 12 years  
William Cummins   Labour Party Elected in 1925 12 years  
James Dillon   Farmers' Party Elected in 1925 12 years  
Michael Fanning   Cumann na nGaedheal Elected in 1925 12 years  
Thomas Foran   Labour Party Elected in 1925 12 years  
Sir William Bernard Hickie   Independent Elected in 1925 12 years  
Cornelius Kennedy   Cumann na nGaedheal Elected in 1925 12 years  
Thomas Linehan   Farmers' Party Elected in 1925 12 years  
Joseph O'Connor   Cumann na nGaedheal Elected in 1925 12 years  
J. T. O'Farrell   Labour Party Elected in 1925 12 years  
Michael F. O'Hanlon   Farmers' Party Elected in 1925 12 years Resigned from the Farmers' Party in Spring 1927 and joined Cumann na nGaedheal.[5]
Stephen O'Mara   Cumann na nGaedheal Elected in 1925 12 years Died on 26 July 1926[6]
James Parkinson   Cumann na nGaedheal Elected in 1925 12 years  
Thomas Toal   Cumann na nGaedheal Elected in 1925 12 years  
Samuel Lombard Brown   Independent Elected in 1926 12 years Elected to Seanad at a by-election on 10 February 1926,
replacing the Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl[7]
P. J. Brady   Independent Elected in 1927 Until 1928 election Elected to Seanad at a by-election on 26 January 1927, replacing Stephen O'Mara[8]
Patrick Hooper   Independent Elected in 1927 Until 1934 election Elected to Seanad at a by-election on 23 March 1927, replacing Martin Fitzgerald[9]
Sir Walter Nugent   Independent Elected in 1928 Until 1928 election Elected to Seanad at a by-election on 1 March 1928, replacing the Earl of Mayo[10]

Changes[edit]

Date Gain Loss Notes
27 January 1926   Independent Resignation of Windham Wyndham-Quin, 4th Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl[4]
10 February 1926 Independent   Samuel Lombard Brown elected at a by-election to replace the Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl[7]
26 July 1926   Cumann na nGaedheal Death of Stephen O'Mara[6]
26 January 1927 Independent   P. J. Brady elected at a by-election to replace Stephen O'Mara[8]
1 March 1927 Cumann na nGaedheal Farmers' Party Michael F. O'Hanlon resigned from the Farmers' Party in Spring 1927 and joined Cumann na nGaedheal.[5]
9 March 1927   Independent Death of Martin Fitzgerald[3]
23 March 1927 Independent   Patrick Hooper elected at a by-election to replace Martin Fitzgerald[9]
31 December 1927   Independent Death of Dermot Bourke, 7th Earl of Mayo[2]
1 March 1928 Independent   Sir Walter Nugent elected at a by-election to replace the Earl of Mayo[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "President's nominees for Seanad". Houses of the Oireachtas. 6 December 1922. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Earl of Mayo". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 19 November 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Mr. Martin Fitzgerald". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 19 November 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Earl of Dunraven". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 19 November 2009. 
  5. ^ a b O'Sullivan, Donal (1940). "The Irish Free State and Its Senate: A Study in Contemporary Politics". Faber and Faber, London, p. 191.
  6. ^ a b "Mr. Stephen O'Mara". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 19 November 2009. 
  7. ^ a b "Mr. Samuel Lombard Brown". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 19 November 2009. 
  8. ^ a b "Mr. Patrick J. Brady". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 19 November 2009. 
  9. ^ a b "Mr. Patrick Hooper". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 19 November 2009. 
  10. ^ a b "Sir Walter Nugent, Bart.". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 19 November 2009. 

External links[edit]

  • "1925 Seanad". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 17 November 2009.