Members of the 4th Seanad

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This is a list of the members of the 4th Seanad Éireann, the upper house of the Oireachtas (legislature) of Ireland. These Senators were elected or appointed in 1943, after the 1943 general election and served until the close of poll for the 5th Seanad in 1944.

Composition of the 4th 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 4th Seanad first met on 8 September 1943.

  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 2 6 1 3 0 1 0 8 21
Fine Gael 2 1 2 2 1 2 0 0 10
Labour Party 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 1 7
Clann na Talmhan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Independents 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 2 8
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
Joseph Hannigan Administrative Panel   Independent  
Michael Hayes Administrative Panel   Fine Gael  
Denis Healy Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Michael Hearne Administrative Panel   (unknown)  
James McGee Administrative Panel   (unknown)  
Edward Monahan Administrative Panel   Fine Gael  
Richard Walsh Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Patrick Baxter Agricultural Panel   Clann na Talmhan  
Michael Colbert Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil Elected to 12th Dáil at the general election on 30 May 1944[1]
John Counihan Agricultural Panel   Independent  
Seán Gibbons Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Daniel Hogan Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Patrick Kehoe Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Peter Lynch Agricultural Panel   (unknown)  
Dominick MacCabe Agricultural Panel   (unknown)  
William Quirke Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Gerard Sweetman Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael  
Thomas Walsh Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Patrick Doyle Cultural and Educational Panel   Fine Gael  
Thomas J. O'Connell Cultural and Educational Panel   Labour Party  
Seán O'Donovan Cultural and Educational Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Donal O'Sullivan Cultural and Educational Panel   (unknown)  
James Parkinson Cultural and Educational Panel   Fine Gael  
Joseph Brennan Industrial and Commercial Panel   (unknown)  
Daniel Corkery Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
James Crosbie Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael  
Seán Goulding Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil Cathaoirleach
Peter Trainor Kelly Industrial and Commercial Panel   (unknown)  
David Madden Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael  
John Maguire Industrial and Commercial Panel   (unknown)  
Frank O'Beirne Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Frank J. Hugh O'Donnell Industrial and Commercial Panel   (unknown)  
John Butler Labour Panel   Labour Party  
Michael Colgan Labour Panel   Independent  
Thomas Foran Labour Panel   Labour Party  
Frederick Hawkins Labour Panel   (unknown)  
Thomas Hayden Labour Panel   Labour Party  
James Johnston Labour Panel   (unknown)  
Thomas Kennedy Labour Panel   Labour Party  
Sam Kyle Labour Panel   Labour Party  
Richard Mulcahy Labour Panel   Fine Gael Elected to 12th Dáil at the general election on 30 May 1944[2]
Seán Ruane Labour Panel   (unknown)  
Michael Smyth Labour Panel   (unknown)  
Henry Barniville National University of Ireland   Fine Gael  
Helena Concannon National University of Ireland   Fianna Fáil  
Michael Tierney National University of Ireland   Fine Gael  
William Fearon University of Dublin   Independent  
T. C. Kingsmill Moore University of Dublin   Independent  
Robert Rowlette University of Dublin   Independent  
Seán Campbell Nominated by the Taoiseach   Labour Party  
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  
William Magennis Nominated by the Taoiseach   Independent  
Liam Ó Buachalla Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Pádraic Ó Máille Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Peter O'Loghlen Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Elected to 12th Dáil at the general election on 30 May 1944[3]
Margaret Mary Pearse Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Matthew Stafford Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  

Changes[edit]

Date Panel Gain Loss Notes
8 September 1943 Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil Seán Goulding elected as Cathaoirleach
30 May 1944 Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil Michael Colbert elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1944 general election[1]
30 May 1944 Labour Panel   Fine Gael Richard Mulcahy elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1944 general election[2]
30 May 1944 Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Peter O'Loghlen elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1944 general election[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mr. Michael Colbert". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 25 November 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Mr. Richard Mulcahy". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 25 November 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Mr. Peter O'Loghlen". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 25 November 2009. 

External links[edit]

  • "4th Seanad". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 24 November 2009.