Members of the 22nd Seanad

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This is a list of the members of the 22nd Seanad Éireann, the upper house of the Oireachtas (legislature) of Ireland. These Senators were elected or appointed in 2002, after the 2002 general election and served until the close of poll for the 23rd Seanad at the end of July 2007.[1]

Composition of the 22nd 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 22nd Seanad first met on 12 September 2002.

  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 6 3 5 6 0 0 6 30
Fine Gael 2 4 2 3 4 0 0 0 15
Labour Party 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 5
Progressive Democrats 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4
Independents 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 6
Total 7 11 5 9 11 3 3 11 60

Effect of changes[edit]

Party 20021 May 20072 July 20073
Fianna Fáil 30 27 24
Fine Gael 15 15 9
Labour Party 5 5 4
Progressive Democrats 4 5 5
Independents 6 8 8
Vacant 0 0 10
Total 60
Notes
  1. ^ The 2002 column refers to the state of parties when 22nd Seanad first met in 2002
  2. ^ The May 2007 column refers to the state of parties immediately prior to the 2007 Dáil election
  3. ^ The July 2007 column refers to the state of parties when the Seanad reassembled after the 2007 Dáil election, when 14 senators were elected to the 30th Dáil, including 4 senators who had been nominated by the Taoiseach, who were replaced by 4 new nominees.

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
Timmy Dooley Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil Elected to 30th Dáil at general election on 24 May 2007[2]
Frank Feighan Administrative Panel   Fine Gael Elected to 30th Dáil at general election on 24 May 2007[2]
Camillus Glynn Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Tony Kett Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Joe McHugh Administrative Panel   Fine Gael Elected to 30th Dáil at general election on 24 May 2007[2]
Joanna Tuffy Administrative Panel   Labour Party Elected to 30th Dáil at general election on 24 May 2007[2]
Diarmuid Wilson Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Paul Bradford Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael  
Paddy Burke Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael  
Ulick Burke Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael Elected to 30th Dáil at general election on 24 May 2007[2]
Peter Callanan Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Rory Kiely Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil Cathaoirleach
Martin Mansergh Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil Elected to 30th Dáil at general election on 24 May 2007[2]
Francis O'Brien Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Kathleen O'Meara Agricultural Panel   Labour Party  
John Paul Phelan Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael  
Eamon Scanlon Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil Elected to 30th Dáil at general election on 24 May 2007[2]
Jim Walsh Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Noel Coonan Cultural and Educational Panel   Fine Gael Elected to 30th Dáil at general election on 24 May 2007[2]
Brian Hayes Cultural and Educational Panel   Fine Gael Elected to 30th Dáil at general election on 24 May 2007[2]
Paschal Mooney Cultural and Educational Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Labhrás Ó Murchú Cultural and Educational Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Ann Ormonde Cultural and Educational Panel   Fianna Fáil  
James Bannon Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael Elected to 30th Dáil at general election on 24 May 2007[2]
Eddie Bohan Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Paul Coghlan Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael  
Margaret Cox Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil Party whip removed on 4 April 2007; thereafter sat as an independent[3]
Marc MacSharry Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Derek McDowell Industrial and Commercial Panel   Labour Party  
Kieran Phelan Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Sheila Terry Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael  
Mary White Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Fergal Browne Labour Panel   Fine Gael  
Maurice Cummins Labour Panel   Fine Gael  
Brendan Daly Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Geraldine Feeney Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Michael Finucane Labour Panel   Fine Gael  
Liam Fitzgerald Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil Left Fianna Fáil on 28 March 2007; thereafter sat as an independent[4]
John Hanafin Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Jim Higgins Labour Panel   Fine Gael  
Terry Leyden Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Don Lydon Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Michael McCarthy Labour Panel   Labour Party  
Joe O'Toole National University of Ireland   Independent  
Feargal Quinn National University of Ireland   Independent  
Brendan Ryan National University of Ireland   Labour Party  
Mary Henry University of Dublin   Independent  
David Norris University of Dublin   Independent  
Shane Ross University of Dublin   Independent  
Cyprian Brady Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Elected to 30th Dáil at general election on 24 May 2007[2]
Michael Brennan Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Joined the Progressive Democrats on 29 April 2004[5]
John Dardis Nominated by the Taoiseach   Progressive Democrats  
Maurice Hayes Nominated by the Taoiseach   Independent  
Brendan Kenneally Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Elected to 30th Dáil at general election on 24 May 2007[2]
Michael Kitt Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Elected to 30th Dáil at general election on 24 May 2007[2]
John Minihan Nominated by the Taoiseach   Progressive Democrats  
Tom Morrissey Nominated by the Taoiseach   Progressive Democrats  
Pat Moylan Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Mary O'Rourke Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Leader of the Seanad until her election to 30th Dáil on 24 May 2007
Kate Walsh Nominated by the Taoiseach   Progressive Democrats Died on 24 April 2007[6]
Colm O'Gorman Nominated by the Taoiseach   Progressive Democrats Nominated on 3 May 2007 to replace Kate Walsh[7]
Donie Cassidy Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Nominated on 23 June 2007 to replace Mary O'Rourke,
who was elected to the 30th Dáil at the general election on 24 May 2007.[7]
Seán Dorgan Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Nominated on 23 June 2007 to replace Michael Kitt,
who was elected to the 30th Dáil at the general election on 24 May 2007.[7]
Peter Sands Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Nominated on 23 June 2007 to replace Brendan Kenneally,
who was elected to the 30th Dáil at the general election on 24 May 2007.[7]
Chris Wall Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Nominated on 23 June 2007 to replace Cyprian Brady,
who was elected to the 30th Dáil at the general election on 24 May 2007.[7]

Changes[edit]

There were no by-elections to the 22nd Seanad.

The first vacancy was caused by the death of Kate Walsh, who had been nominated by the Taoiseach and was replaced by another nominee.

Fourteen senators were elected to the 30th Dáil at the general election on 24 May 2007. Four of these had been nominated by the Taoiseach and were replaced by new nominees, but the seats of then ten elected senators remained vacant until the Seanad was dissolved. (The vacant seats were those of seats of James Bannon, Ulick Burke, Noel Coonan, Timmy Dooley, Frank Feighan, Brian Hayes, Martin Mansergh, Joe McHugh, Eamon Scanlon and Joanna Tuffy).

Date Panel Gain Loss Notes
29 April 2004 Nominated by the Taoiseach Progressive Democrats Fianna Fáil Michael Brennan (FF) joined the Progressive Democrats[5]
28 March 2007 Labour Panel Independent Fianna Fáil Liam Fitzgerald (FF) resigned from Fianna Fáil[4]
4 April 2007 Industrial and Commercial Panel Independent Fianna Fáil Margaret Cox (FF) resigned from Fianna Fáil[3]
24 April 2007 Nominated by the Taoiseach   Progressive Democrats Death of Kate Walsh (PD)[6]
3 May 2007 Nominated by the Taoiseach Progressive Democrats   Colm O'Gorman (PD) nominated to replace Kate Walsh[7]
24 May 2007 Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil Timmy Dooley (FF) elected to Dáil Éireann[2]
24 May 2007 Administrative Panel   Fine Gael Frank Feighan (FG) elected to Dáil Éireann[2]
24 May 2007 Administrative Panel   Fine Gael Joe McHugh (FG) elected to Dáil Éireann[2]
24 May 2007 Administrative Panel   Labour Party Joanna Tuffy (Lab) elected to Dáil Éireann[2]
24 May 2007 Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael Ulick Burke (FG) elected to Dáil Éireann[2]
24 May 2007 Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil Martin Mansergh (FF) elected to Dáil Éireann[2]
24 May 2007 Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil Eamon Scanlon (FF) elected to Dáil Éireann[2]
24 May 2007 Cultural and Educational Panel   Fine Gael Noel Coonan (FG) elected to Dáil Éireann[2]
24 May 2007 Cultural and Educational Panel   Fine Gael Brian Hayes (FG) elected to Dáil Éireann[2]
24 May 2007 Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael James Bannon (FG) elected to Dáil Éireann[2]
24 May 2007 Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Mary O'Rourke (FF) elected to Dáil Éireann[2]
24 May 2007 Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Cyprian Brady (FF) elected to Dáil Éireann[2]
24 May 2007 Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Michael Kitt (FF) elected to Dáil Éireann[2]
24 May 2007 Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Brendan Kenneally (FF) elected to Dáil Éireann[2]
23 June 2007 Nominated by the Taoiseach Fianna Fáil   Donie Cassidy (FF) nominated to replace Mary O'Rourke[7]
23 June 2007 Nominated by the Taoiseach Fianna Fáil   Chris Wall (FF) nominated to replace Cyprian Brady[7]
23 June 2007 Nominated by the Taoiseach Fianna Fáil   Seán Dorgan (FF) nominated to replace Michael Kitt[7]
23 June 2007 Nominated by the Taoiseach Fianna Fáil   Peter Sands (FF) nominated to replace Brendan Kenneally[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The close of poll for the 23rd Seanad was on the 23 July 2007 for panel members and on the 24 July 2007 for university members.
  2. ^ 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 "Seanad Éireann debates, Volume 186, 3 July 2007: Election of Members to Dáil Éireann". Oireachtas. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Ms. Margaret Cox". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Mr. Liam Fitzgerald". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Mr. Michael Brennan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Ms. Kate Walsh". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Seanad Éireann debates, Volume 186, 3 July 2007: Nomination of Members". Oireachtas. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 

External links[edit]

  • "22nd Seanad". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 23 March 2010.