Members of the 1925 Seanad
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
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.
The following table shows the composition by party when the 1925 Seanad first met on 6 December 1925.
|Cumann na nGaedheal||15|
List of senators
- Note: The entries for Senators who were elected or appointed to fill vacancies are shown in italics
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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.|
|Stephen O'Mara||Cumann na nGaedheal||Elected in 1925||12 years||Died on 26 July 1926|
|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
|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|
|Patrick Hooper||Independent||Elected in 1927||Until 1934 election||Elected to Seanad at a by-election on 23 March 1927, replacing Martin Fitzgerald|
|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|
|27 January 1926||Independent||Resignation of Windham Wyndham-Quin, 4th Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl|
|10 February 1926||Independent||Samuel Lombard Brown elected at a by-election to replace the Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl|
|26 July 1926||Cumann na nGaedheal||Death of Stephen O'Mara|
|26 January 1927||Independent||P. J. Brady elected at a by-election to replace Stephen O'Mara|
|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.|
|9 March 1927||Independent||Death of Martin Fitzgerald|
|23 March 1927||Independent||Patrick Hooper elected at a by-election to replace Martin Fitzgerald|
|31 December 1927||Independent||Death of Dermot Bourke, 7th Earl of Mayo|
|1 March 1928||Independent||Sir Walter Nugent elected at a by-election to replace the Earl of Mayo|
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- "Mr. Samuel Lombard Brown". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 19 November 2009.
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- "Mr. Patrick Hooper". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 19 November 2009.
- "Sir Walter Nugent, Bart.". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 19 November 2009.
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