Members of the 5th Seanad

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This is a list of the members of the 5th Seanad Éireann, the upper house of the Oireachtas (legislature) of Ireland. These Senators were elected or appointed in 1944, after the 1944 general election and served until the close of poll for the 6th Seanad in 1948.

Composition of the 5th 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 5th Seanad first met on 18 August 1944.

  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 4 2 3 0 1 0 7 21
Fine Gael 1 3 2 2 0 1 0 0 9
Labour Party 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 2 8
Clann na Talmhan 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 3
Independents 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 3 9
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
Andrew Clarkin Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Seán Goulding Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil Cathaoirleach
Michael Hayes Administrative Panel   Fine Gael  
Denis Healy Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Michael Hearne Administrative Panel   (unknown)  
James McGee Administrative Panel   (unknown)  
Thomas Ruane Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Patrick Baxter Agricultural Panel   Clann na Talmhan  
John Counihan Agricultural Panel   Independent  
Daniel Hogan Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Edmund Horan Agricultural Panel   Clann na Talmhan  
Patrick Kehoe Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Dominick MacCabe Agricultural Panel   (unknown)  
William O'Callaghan Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael  
Timothy O'Donovan Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael Leas Chathaoirleach
Patrick O'Reilly Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
William Quirke Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Gerard Sweetman Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael Elected to 13th Dáil at the general election on 4 February 1948[1]
Patrick Doyle Cultural and Educational Panel   Fine Gael  
Louis O'Dea Cultural and Educational Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Seán O'Donovan Cultural and Educational Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Patrick J. O'Reilly Cultural and Educational Panel   (unknown)  
James Parkinson Cultural and Educational Panel   Fine Gael Resigned on 31 July 1947 due to ill-health[2]
Thomas Condon Industrial and Commercial Panel   Independent Disqualified from the Seanad on 25 October 1944 by virtue of his membership of the Irish Tourist Board[3]
Daniel Corkery Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
James Crosbie Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael  
Tadhg Crowley Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
James G. Douglas Industrial and Commercial Panel   Independent  
Luke Duffy Industrial and Commercial Panel   Labour Party  
Peter Trainor Kelly Industrial and Commercial Panel   (unknown)  
Seán MacEllin Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
David Madden Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael Elected to 13th Dáil at the general election on 4 February 1948[4]
Frederick Summerfield Industrial and Commercial Panel   Independent Nominated on 7 March 1945, replacing Thomas Condon[5]
John Butler Labour Panel   Labour Party  
Thomas Hayden Labour Panel   Labour Party  
Frederick Hawkins Labour Panel   (unknown) Elected to Seanad at a by-election on 24 July 1946, replacing John Thomas Keane[6]
James Johnston Labour Panel   (unknown)  
John Thomas Keane Labour Panel   (unknown) Died on 22 May 1946[7]
Thomas Kennedy Labour Panel   Labour Party Died on 18 September 1947[8]
Sam Kyle Labour Panel   Labour Party  
Peter Lynch Labour Panel   (unknown)  
John Meighan Labour Panel   Clann na Talmhan  
Seán Ruane Labour Panel   (unknown)  
Michael Smyth Labour Panel   (unknown)  
James Tunney Labour Panel   Labour Party  
Henry Barniville National University of Ireland   Fine Gael  
Helena Concannon National University of Ireland   Fianna Fáil  
Michael J. Ryan National University of Ireland   Independent  
Joseph Warwick Bigger University of Dublin   Independent Elected to Seanad at a by-election on 22 November 1947, replacing T. C. Kingsmill Moore[9]
William Fearon University of Dublin   Independent  
Joseph Johnston University of Dublin   Independent  
T. C. Kingsmill Moore University of Dublin   Independent Appointed as a judge of the High Court on 11 June 1947[10]
Seán Campbell Nominated by the Taoiseach   Labour Party  
Robert Farnan Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Thomas Foran Nominated by the Taoiseach   Labour Party  
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 Died on 30 March 1946[11]
Liam Ó Buachalla Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Pádraic Ó Máille Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Died on 19 January 1946[12]
Pádraig Ó Siochfhradha Nominated by the Taoiseach   (unknown) Nominated on 22 February 1946, replacing Pádraic Ó Máille[13]
Edward Pakenham Nominated by the Taoiseach   Independent Nominated on 7 November 1946, replacing William Magennis[14][15]
Margaret Mary Pearse Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Matthew Stafford Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  

Changes[edit]

Date Panel Gain Loss Notes
18 August 1944 Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil Seán Goulding elected as Cathaoirleach
25 October 1944 Industrial and Commercial Panel   Independent Thomas Condon disqualified by virtue of his membership of the Irish Tourist Board[3]
7 March 1945 Industrial and Commercial Panel Independent   Frederick Summerfield nominated to replace Thomas Condon[5]
19 January 1946 Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Death of Pádraic Ó Máille[12]
22 February 1946 Nominated by the Taoiseach     Pádraig Ó Siochfhradha nominated to replace Pádraic Ó Máille[13]
30 March 1946 Nominated by the Taoiseach   Independent Death of William Magennis[11]
22 May 1946 Labour Panel     Death of John Thomas Keane[7]
24 July 1946 Labour Panel     Frederick Hawkins elected at a by-election to replace John Thomas Keane[6]
7 November 1946 Nominated by the Taoiseach Independent   Edward Pakenham nominated to replace William Magennis[14]
11 June 1947 University of Dublin   Independent T. C. Kingsmill Moore appointed as a judge of the High Court[10]
31 July 1947 Cultural and Educational Panel   Fine Gael Resignation of James Parkinson[2]
18 September 1947 Labour Panel   Labour Party Death of Thomas Kennedy[8]
22 November 1947 University of Dublin Independent   Joseph Warwick Bigger elected at a by-election to replace T. C. Kingsmill Moore[9]
4 February 1948 Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael Gerard Sweetman elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1948 general election[1]
4 February 1948 Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael David Madden elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1948 general election[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mr. Gerard Sweetman". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 13 November 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Mr. James Parkinson". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 13 November 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Official Report (Seanad Éireann), Volume 29: Vacancy in Seanad – Motion". Houses of the Oireachtas. 25 October 1944. Retrieved 8 December 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Mr. David Madden". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 12 November 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "Official Report (Seanad Éireann), Volume 29: New Senator Takes His Seat". Houses of the Oireachtas. 7 March 1945. Retrieved 8 December 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "Mr. Frederick Hawkins". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 13 November 2009. 
  7. ^ a b "Mr. John Thomas Keane". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 13 November 2009. 
  8. ^ a b "Mr. Thomas Kennedy". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 13 November 2009. 
  9. ^ a b "Mr. Joseph Warwick Bigger". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 13 November 2009. 
  10. ^ a b "Mr. Theodore Conyngham Kingsmill Moore". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 13 November 2009. 
  11. ^ a b "Professor William Magennis". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 21 February 2008. 
  12. ^ a b "Mr. Pádraic Ó Máille". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 13 November 2009. 
  13. ^ a b "Mr. Pádraig Ó Siochfhradha". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 13 November 2009. 
  14. ^ a b "Mr. Edward Arthur Henry Pakenham". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 21 February 2008. 
  15. ^ "Official Report (Seanad Éireann), Volume 33: New Senator Takes His Seat". Houses of the Oireachtas. 13 November 1946. Retrieved 21 February 2008. 

External links[edit]

  • "5th Seanad". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 11 November 2009.