Members of the 20th Seanad

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This is a list of the members of the 20th Seanad Éireann, the upper house of the Oireachtas (legislature) of Ireland. These Senators were elected or appointed in 1993, after the 1992 general election and served until the close of poll for the 21st Seanad in 1997.

Composition of the 20th 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 20th Seanad first met on 17 February 1993.

  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 6 25
Fine Gael 3 4 2 3 4 0 1 0 17
Labour Party 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 4 9
Progressive Democrats 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Democratic Left 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Independents 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 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
Louis Belton Administrative Panel   Fine Gael Elected to 28th Dáil at general election[1]
Joe Doyle Administrative Panel   Fine Gael  
Tom Enright Administrative Panel   Fine Gael Elected to 28th Dáil at general election[1]
Michael Finneran Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Michael O'Kennedy Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil Elected to 28th Dáil at general election[1]
Jan O'Sullivan Administrative Panel   Labour Party  
Dick Roche Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil Elected to 28th Dáil at general election[1]
Paddy Burke Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael  
Michael Calnan Agricultural Panel   Labour Party  
Brendan Daly Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil Elected to 28th Dáil at general election[1]
Michael D'Arcy Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael Elected to 28th Dáil at general election[1]
John Dardis Agricultural Panel   Progressive Democrats  
John V. Farrelly Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael Elected to 28th Dáil at general election[1]
Tom Fitzgerald Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Rory Kiely Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Patrick McGowan Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Liam Naughten Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael Cathaoirleach from 12 July 1995[2] until his death on 16 November 1996[3]
Francis O'Brien Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Denis Naughten Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael Elected to Seanad Éireann at by-election on 28 January 1997[4]
Mary Kelly Cultural and Educational Panel   Labour Party  
Maurice Manning Cultural and Educational Panel   Fine Gael  
Ann Ormonde Cultural and Educational Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Paschal Mooney Cultural and Educational Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Madeleine Taylor-Quinn Cultural and Educational Panel   Fine Gael  
Eddie Bohan Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Liam T. Cosgrave Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael Cathaoirleach from 27 November 1996[5] to 17 September 1997
Seán Fallon Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil Cathaoirleach from 17 February 1993[6] until his death on 4 July 1995[7]
William Farrell Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Ann Gallagher Industrial and Commercial Panel   Labour Party  
Cathy Honan Industrial and Commercial Panel   Progressive Democrats  
Michael Howard Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael  
Mick Lanigan Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Gerry Reynolds Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael Elected to 28th Dáil at general election[1]
Sam McAughtry Industrial and Commercial Panel   Independent Elected to Seanad Éireann at by-election on 23 February 1996[8]
Donie Cassidy Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Bill Cotter Labour Panel   Fine Gael  
Denis Cregan Labour Panel   Fine Gael  
Frank Fahey Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil Elected to 28th Dáil at general election[1]
Dan Kiely Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Joe Sherlock Labour Panel   Democratic Left Elected as part of a election pact with the Progressive Democrats[9]
Don Lydon Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Seán Maloney Labour Panel   Labour Party  
Jarlath McDonagh Labour Panel   Fine Gael  
Brian Mullooly Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Dan Neville Labour Panel   Fine Gael  
Joe Lee National University of Ireland   Independent  
Joe O'Toole National University of Ireland   Independent  
Feargal Quinn National University of Ireland   Independent  
Mary Henry University of Dublin   Independent  
David Norris University of Dublin   Independent  
Shane Ross University of Dublin   Fine Gael  
Sean Byrne Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Bill Cashin Nominated by the Taoiseach   Labour Party  
Brian Crowley Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Resigned on 31 August 1994, after election to the European Parliament[10]
Brian Hillery Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Resigned on 4 May 1994, after appointment to the board of the EBRD[11]
Billy Kelleher Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Elected to 28th Dáil at general election[1]
Pat Magner Nominated by the Taoiseach   Labour Party  
Marian McGennis Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Elected to 28th Dáil at general election[1]
Jim Townsend Nominated by the Taoiseach   Labour Party  
Jack Wall Nominated by the Taoiseach   Labour Party Elected to 28th Dáil at general election[1]
Gordon Wilson Nominated by the Taoiseach   Independent Died on 27 June 1995[12]
G. V. Wright Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Elected to 28th Dáil at general election[1]
Edward Haughey Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Nominated on 13 December 1994 to fill vacancy[13]
Michael Mulcahy Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Nominated on 13 December 1994 to fill vacancy[14]
Brian Hayes Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fine Gael Nominated on 20 December 1995 to fill vacancy;[15]
Elected to 28th Dáil at general election[1]
Tom Berkery Nominated by the Taoiseach   Independent Nominated on 13 June 1997 to fill vacancy after general election][16]
Niamh Bhreathnach Nominated by the Taoiseach   Labour Party Nominated on 13 June 1997 to fill vacancy after general election][16]
Niamh Cosgrave Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fine Gael Nominated on 13 June 1997 to fill vacancy after general election][16]
Michael Enright Nominated by the Taoiseach   Democratic Left Nominated on 13 June 1997 to fill vacancy after general election][16]
Aidan O'Connor Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fine Gael Nominated on 13 June 1997 to fill vacancy after general election[16]

Changes[edit]

Date Panel Gain Loss Notes
17 February 1993 Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil Seán Fallon elected as Cathaoirleach[6]
4 May 1994 Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Brian Hillery resigned after appointment to the board of the EBRD[11]
31 August 1994 Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Brian Crowley resigned after election to the European Parliament[10]
13 December 1994 Nominated by the Taoiseach Fianna Fáil   Edward Haughey nominated to fill vacancy[13]
13 December 1994 Nominated by the Taoiseach Fianna Fáil   Michael Mulcahy nominated to fill vacancy[14]
27 June 1995 Nominated by the Taoiseach   Independent Death of Gordon Wilson[12]
4 July 1995 Industrial and Commercial Panel     Death of Seán Fallon (Cathaoirleach)[7]
12 July 1995 Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael Liam Naughten elected as Cathaoirleach[2]
20 December 1995 Nominated by the Taoiseach Fine Gael   Brian Hayes nominated to fill vacancy[15]
23 February 1996 Industrial and Commercial Panel Independent   Sam McAughtry elected to Seanad at by-election following the death of Seán Fallon[8]
16 November 1996 Agricultural Panel     Death of Liam Naughten (Cathaoirleach)[3]
16 November 1996 Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael Liam T. Cosgrave elected as Cathaoirleach[5]
28 January 1997 Agricultural Panel Fine Gael   Denis Naughten elected to Seanad at by-election following the death of Liam Naughten[4]
6 June 1997 Administrative Panel   Fine Gael Louis Belton elected to 28th Dáil at 1997 general election[1]
6 June 1997 Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael Michael D'Arcy elected to 28th Dáil at 1997 general election[1]
6 June 1997 Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil Brendan Daly elected to 28th Dáil at 1997 general election[1]
6 June 1997 Administrative Panel   Fine Gael Tom Enright elected to 28th Dáil at 1997 general election[1]
6 June 1997 Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil Frank Fahey elected to 28th Dáil at 1997 general election[1]
6 June 1997 Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael John V. Farrelly elected to 28th Dáil at 1997 general election[1]
6 June 1997 Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fine Gael Brian Hayes elected to 28th Dáil at 1997 general election[1]
6 June 1997 Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Billy Kelleher elected to 28th Dáil at 1997 general election[1]
6 June 1997 Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Marian McGennis elected to 28th Dáil at 1997 general election[1]
6 June 1997 Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil Michael O'Kennedy elected to 28th Dáil at 1997 general election[1]
6 June 1997 Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael Gerry Reynolds elected to 28th Dáil at 1997 general election[1]
6 June 1997 Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil Dick Roche elected to 28th Dáil at 1997 general election[1]
6 June 1997 Nominated by the Taoiseach   Labour Party Jack Wall elected to 28th Dáil at 1997 general election[1]
6 June 1997 Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil G. V. Wright elected to 28th Dáil at 1997 general election[1]
13 June 1997 Nominated by the Taoiseach Fine Gael   Tom Berkery nominated to fill vacancy after the 1997 general election[17]
13 June 1997 Nominated by the Taoiseach Labour Party   Niamh Bhreathnach nominated to fill vacancy after the 1997 general election[17]
13 June 1997 Nominated by the Taoiseach Fine Gael   Niamh Cosgrave nominated to fill vacancy after the 1997 general election[17]
13 June 1997 Nominated by the Taoiseach Democratic Left   Michael Enright nominated to fill vacancy after the 1997 general election[17]
13 June 1997 Nominated by the Taoiseach Fine Gael   Aidan O'Connor nominated to fill vacancy after the 1997 general election[17]

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab "Seanad Éireann Official Report, Volume 151, 10 July 1997: Election of Members to Dáil Éireann". Oireachtas. Retrieved 30 January 2008. 
  2. ^ a b "Official Report (Seanad), Volume 144, 12 July 1995, Election of Cathaoirleach". Oireachtas. Retrieved 30 January 2008. 
  3. ^ a b "Mr. Liam Naughten". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Mr. Denis Naughten". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Official Report (Seanad), Volume 149, 27 November 1996, Election of Cathaoirleach". Oireachtas. Retrieved 30 January 2008. 
  6. ^ a b "Official Report (Seanad), Volume 135, 17 February 1993, Election of Cathaoirleach". Oireachtas. Retrieved 30 January 2008. 
  7. ^ a b "Mr. Seán Fallon". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Mr. Sam McAughtry". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  9. ^ Chapter 10: The Subterranean Election of the Seanad Michael Gallagher and Liam Weeks UCC
  10. ^ a b "Mr. Brian Crowley". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 29 January 2008. 
  11. ^ a b "Mr. Brian Hillery". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 29 January 2008. 
  12. ^ a b "Mr. Gordon Wilson". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  13. ^ a b "Dr. Edward Haughey". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 29 January 2008. 
  14. ^ a b "Mr. Michael Mulcahy". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 29 January 2008. 
  15. ^ a b "Mr. Brian Hayes". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  16. ^ a b c d e "Seanad Éireann Official Report, Volume 151, 10 July 1997: Nomination of Members". Oireachtas. Retrieved 29 January 2008. 
  17. ^ a b c d e "Five chosen for vacancies in Seanad". The Irish Times. 14 June 1997. Retrieved 20 February 2008. 

External links[edit]

  • "20th Seanad". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 11 January 2008.