Members of the 9th Seanad

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This is a list of the members of the 9th Seanad Éireann, the upper house of the Oireachtas (legislature) of the Ireland. These Senators were elected or appointed in 1957, after the 1957 general election and served until the close of poll for the 10th Seanad in 1961.

Composition of the 9th 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 9th Seanad first met on 22 May 1957.

  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 4 2 3 5 0 0 9 25
Fine Gael 3 4 3 3 2 1 0 0 16
Labour Party 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 5
Clann na Talmhan 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Independents 1 0 0 1 1 2 3 1 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
John J. Brennan Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil Elected to Seanad at a by-election on 9 February 1960, replacing John O'Leary[1]
Patrick Connor Administrative Panel   Fine Gael  
Gerard B. Dillon Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil Elected to Seanad at a by-election on 1 November 1960, replacing Patrick Teehan[2]
Patrick Fitzsimons Administrative Panel   Independent  
Gerry L'Estrange Administrative Panel   Fine Gael  
John O'Leary Administrative Panel   Labour Party Died on 21 June 1959[3]
John L. O'Sullivan Administrative Panel   Fine Gael  
Thomas Ruane Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Patrick Teehan Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil Elected to the 16th Dáil at a by-election on 23 June 1960[4]
Patrick Baxter Agricultural Panel   Clann na Talmhan Died on 3 April 1959[5]
Patrick Crowe Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael  
Paddy Donegan Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael  
Daniel Hogan Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Robert Lahiffe Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
William O'Callaghan Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael  
Martin O'Dwyer Agricultural Panel   (unknown) Elected to Seanad at a by-election on 9 February 1960, replacing Patrick Baxter[6]
Patrick O'Reilly Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Timothy O'Sullivan Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Micheál Prendergast Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael  
John Donnelly Sheridan Agricultural Panel   (unknown)  
James Tunney Agricultural Panel   Labour Party  
Anthony Barry Cultural and Educational Panel   Fine Gael  
Michael Hayes Cultural and Educational Panel   Fine Gael  
Eamonn Kissane Cultural and Educational Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Liam Ó Buachalla Cultural and Educational Panel   Fianna Fáil Cathaoirleach
John O'Donovan Cultural and Educational Panel   Fine Gael  
Denis Burke Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael  
Tadhg Crowley Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Mary Davidson Industrial and Commercial Panel   Labour Party  
Jane Dowdall Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Brian Lenihan Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Peter Lynch Industrial and Commercial Panel   (unknown)  
Edward McGuire Industrial and Commercial Panel   Independent  
James O'Keeffe Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael  
Joseph Roddy Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael  
Liam Ahern Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Edward Browne Labour Panel   (unknown) Elected to Seanad at a by-election on 1 November 1960, replacing Frank Purcell[7]
Frank Carter Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Victor Carton Labour Panel   Fine Gael  
Harry Colley Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Patrick Crowley Labour Panel   Labour Party  
Seán Hayes Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Dominick Murphy Labour Panel   Labour Party  
Ben O'Quigley Labour Panel   Fine Gael  
Frank Purcell Labour Panel   (unknown) Died on 2 April 1960[8]
Eoin Ryan, Snr Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Joe Sheridan Labour Panel   Independent  
Henry Barniville National University of Ireland   Fine Gael Died on 23 September 1960[9]
George O'Brien National University of Ireland   Independent  
Patrick Quinlan National University of Ireland   Independent  
William Fearon University of Dublin   Independent Died on 27 December 1959[10]
William J.E. Jessop University of Dublin   Independent Elected to Seanad at a by-election on 13 May 1960, replacing William Fearon[11]
Owen Sheehy-Skeffington University of Dublin   Independent  
William Bedell Stanford University of Dublin   Independent  
Seán Brady Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
John Copeland Cole Nominated by the Taoiseach   Independent  
Robert Farnan Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Seán Moylan Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Died on 16 November 1957[12]
Thomas Mullins Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Nora Connolly O'Brien Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Seán O'Donovan Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Seán O'Grady Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Pádraig Ó Siochfhradha Nominated by the Taoiseach   (unknown)  
Margaret Mary Pearse Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Laurence Walsh Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Louis Walsh Nominated by the Taoiseach   (unknown) Nominated on 20 January 1958, replacing Seán Moylan[13]

Changes[edit]

Date Panel Gain Loss Notes
22 May 1957 Cultural and Educational Panel   Fianna Fáil Liam Ó Buachalla elected as Cathaoirleach
16 November 1957 Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Death of Seán Moylan[12]
20 January 1958 Nominated by the Taoiseach     Louis Walsh nominated to replace Seán Moylan[13]
3 April 1959 Agricultural Panel   Clann na Talmhan Death of Patrick Baxter[5]
21 June 1959 Administrative Panel   Labour Party Death of John O'Leary[3]
27 December 1959 University of Dublin   Independent Death of William Fearon[10]
9 February 1960 Administrative Panel Fianna Fáil   John J. Brennan elected at a by-election to replace John O'Leary[1]
9 February 1960 Agricultural Panel     Martin O'Dwyer elected at a by-election to replace Patrick Baxter[6]
2 April 1960 Labour Panel     Death of Frank Purcell[8]
13 May 1960 University of Dublin Independent   William J.E. Jessop elected at a by-election to replace William Fearon[11]
23 June 1960 Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil Patrick Teehan elected to the 16th Dáil at a by-election[4]
23 September 1960 National University of Ireland   Fine Gael Death of Henry Barniville[9]
1 November 1960 Administrative Panel Fianna Fáil   Gerard B. Dillon elected at a by-election to replace Patrick Teehan[2]
1 November 1960 Labour Panel     Edward Browne elected at a by-election to replace Frank Purcell[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mr. John J. Brennan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Mr. Gerard B. Dillon". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Mr. John O'Leary". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Mr. Patrick Teehan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "Mr. Patrick Baxter". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 10 September 2009. 
  6. ^ a b "Mr. Martin O'Dwyer". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Mr. Edward Browne". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  8. ^ a b "Mr. Frank Purcell". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  9. ^ a b "Mr. Henry Barniville". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 10 November 2009. 
  10. ^ a b "Mr. William Fearon". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  11. ^ a b "Mr. William J.E. Jessop". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  12. ^ a b "Mr. Seán Moylan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  13. ^ a b "Mr. Louis Walsh". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 

External links[edit]

  • "9th Seanad". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 1 September 2009.