Members of the 3rd Seanad

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This is a list of the members of the 3rd Seanad Éireann, the upper house of the Oireachtas (legislature) of Ireland. These Senators were elected or appointed in 1938, after the 1938 general election and served until the close of poll for the 4th Seanad in 1943.

Composition of the 3rd 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 3rd Seanad first met on 7 September 1938.

  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 5 1 3 1 1 0 7 22
Fine Gael 2 1 3 2 0 2 0 0 10
Labour Party 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Clann na Talmhan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Independents 0 1 0 2 2 0 3 3 11
Total 7 11 5 9 11 3 3 11 60
  • Note: The figure above do not add up due to the Senators whose political affiliations are currently unknown.

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
Christopher Byrne Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil Elected to 11th Dáil at the general election on 23 June 1943[1]
Desmond FitzGerald Administrative Panel   Fine Gael  
Michael Hayes Administrative Panel   Fine Gael  
Denis Healy Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil  
James McGee Administrative Panel   (unknown)  
Margaret Mary Pearse Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Thomas Ruane Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Patrick Baxter Agricultural Panel   Clann na Talmhan  
Neal Blaney Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil Elected to 11th Dáil at the general election on 23 June 1943[2]
Michael Colbert Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
John Counihan Agricultural Panel   Independent  
Seán Gibbons Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil Cathaoirleach
Patrick Kehoe Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Dominick MacCabe Agricultural Panel   (unknown)  
Ross McGillycuddy Agricultural Panel   Independent  
William O'Callaghan Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael  
Martin O'Dwyer Agricultural Panel   (unknown)  
William Quirke Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
James Crosbie Cultural and Educational Panel   Fine Gael  
Thomas Delany Cultural and Educational Panel   (unknown) Died on 9 July 1939[3]
Patrick Doyle Cultural and Educational Panel   Fine Gael  
Seán O'Donovan Cultural and Educational Panel   Fianna Fáil  
James Parkinson Cultural and Educational Panel   Fine Gael  
Thomas J. O'Connell Cultural and Educational Panel   Labour Party Elected to Seanad at a by-election on 22 January 1941, to replace Thomas Delany[4]
Joseph Brennan Industrial and Commercial Panel   (unknown)  
Martin Conlon Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael  
Daniel Corkery Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
James G. Douglas Industrial and Commercial Panel   Independent  
Seán Goulding Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Peter Trainor Kelly Industrial and Commercial Panel   (unknown)  
Seán MacEllin Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
John MacLoughlin Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael  
David Madden Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael  
John Butler Labour Panel   Labour Party  
Seán Campbell Labour Panel   Labour Party  
William Cummins Labour Panel   Labour Party  
Thomas Foran Labour Panel   Labour Party  
Frederick Hawkins Labour Panel   (unknown)  
Seán Hayes Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Patrick Hogan Labour Panel   Labour Party Elected to 11th Dáil at the general election on 23 June 1943[5]
James Johnston Labour Panel   (unknown)  
Eamonn Lynch Labour Panel   Labour Party  
Peter Lynch Labour Panel   (unknown)  
James Tunney Labour Panel   Labour Party Elected to 11th Dáil at the general election on 23 June 1943[6]
Henry Barniville National University of Ireland   Fine Gael  
Helena Concannon National University of Ireland   Fianna Fáil  
Michael Tierney National University of Ireland   Fine Gael  
Ernest Alton University of Dublin   Independent  
Joseph Johnston University of Dublin   Independent  
Robert Rowlette University of Dublin   Independent  
Robert Farnan Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
T. V. Honan Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Sir John Keane Nominated by the Taoiseach   Independent  
Margaret L. Kennedy Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Patrick Keohane Nominated by the Taoiseach   (unknown) Died on 4 December 1939[7]
Peadar Toner Mac Fhionnlaoich Nominated by the Taoiseach   (unknown) Died on 1 July 1942[8]
William Magennis Nominated by the Taoiseach   Independent  
Frank MacDermot Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Maurice George Moore Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Died on 8 September 1939[9]
David Robinson Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Matthew Stafford Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Liam Ó Buachalla Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Nominated on 7 October 1939 to replace Maurice George Moore[10]
Laurence O'Neill Nominated by the Taoiseach   Independent Nominated on 2 January 1940 to replace Patrick Keohane[11]
Pádraic Ó Máille Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Nominated on 22 July 1942 to replace Peadar Toner Mac Fhionnlaoich[12]

Changes[edit]

Date Panel Gain Loss Notes
7 September 1938 Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil Seán Gibbons elected as Cathaoirleach
9 July 1939 Cultural and Educational Panel     Death of Thomas Delany[3]
8 September 1939 Nominated by the Taoiseach   Independent Death of Maurice George Moore[9]
7 October 1939 Nominated by the Taoiseach Fianna Fáil   Liam Ó Buachalla nominated to replace Maurice George Moore[10]
4 December 1939 Nominated by the Taoiseach     Death of Patrick Keohane[7]
2 January 1940 Nominated by the Taoiseach Independent   Laurence O'Neill nominated to replace Patrick Keohane[11]
22 January 1941 Cultural and Educational Panel Labour Party   Thomas J. O'Connell elected at a by-election to replace Thomas Delany[4]
1 July 1942 Nominated by the Taoiseach     Death of Peadar Toner Mac Fhionnlaoich[8]
22 July 1942 Nominated by the Taoiseach Fianna Fáil   Pádraic Ó Máille nominated to replace Peadar Toner Mac Fhionnlaoich[12]
23 June 1943 Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil Christopher Byrne elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1943 general election[1]
23 June 1943 Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil Neal Blaney elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1943 general election[2]
23 June 1943 Labour Panel   Labour Party Patrick Hogan elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1943 general election[5]
23 June 1943 Labour Panel   Labour Party James Tunney elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1943 general election[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mr. Christopher Byrne". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 24 November 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Mr. Neal Blaney". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 24 November 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Mr. Thomas Delany". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 24 November 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Mr. Thomas J. O'Connell". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 24 November 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "Mr. Patrick Hogan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 24 November 2009. 
  6. ^ a b "Mr. James Tunney". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 24 November 2009. 
  7. ^ a b "Mr. Patrick Keohane". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 17 February 2008. 
  8. ^ a b "Mr. Peadar (Cú Uladh) MacFhionnlach". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 17 February 2008. 
  9. ^ a b "Colonel Maurice George Moore". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 17 February 2008. 
  10. ^ a b "Seanad Éireann, Volume 23, 25 October 1939: New Senator". Houses of the Oireachtas. Retrieved 17 February 2008. 
  11. ^ a b "Seanad Éireann, Volume 24, 4 January 1940: New Senator Takes his Seat". Houses of the Oireachtas. Retrieved 17 February 2008. 
  12. ^ a b "Seanad Éireann, Volume 26, 22 July 1942: New Senator takes his seat". Houses of the Oireachtas. Retrieved 24 November 2008. 

External links[edit]

  • "3rd Seanad". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 24 November 2009.