Members of the 21st Seanad

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This is a list of the members of the 21st Seanad Éireann, the upper house of the Oireachtas (legislature) of Ireland. Unless otherwise indicated, these Senators were elected or appointed in 1997, after the 1997 general election and served until the close of poll for the 22nd Seanad at the end of July 2002.[1]

Composition of the 21st Seanad[edit]

There are a total of 60 seats in the Seanad. 43 Senators are elected by the Vocational Panels, 6 are elected by the Universities and 11 are nominated by the Taoiseach.

The following table shows the composition by party when the 21st Seanad first met on 17 September 1997.

  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 3 6 3 5 6 0 0 6 29
Fine Gael 3 4 2 3 4 0 0 0 16
Labour Party 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 4
Progressive Democrats 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4
Independents 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 7
Total 7 11 5 9 11 3 3 11 60

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
Fintan Coogan, Jnr Administrative Panel   Fine Gael  
Joe Costello Administrative Panel   Labour Party Elected to Dáil at the 2002 general election[2]
Joe Doyle Administrative Panel   Fine Gael  
Michael Finneran Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil Elected to Dáil at the 2002 general election[2]
Camillus Glynn Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Tony Kett Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Fergus O'Dowd Administrative Panel   Fine Gael Elected to Dáil at the 2002 general election[2]
Paddy Burke Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael  
Peter Callanan Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
John Connor Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael  
Avril Doyle Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael  
Tom Hayes Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael Elected to Dáil at the Tipperary South by-election on 30 June 2001[3]
Rory Kiely Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Patrick McGowan Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil Died on 3 October 1999[4]
Pat Moylan Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Francis O'Brien Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Kathleen O'Meara Agricultural Panel   Labour Party  
Jim Walsh Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Seán Ó Fearghaíl Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil Elected to Seanad in a by-election on 9 June 2000;[5]
Elected to Dáil at the 2002 general election[2]
M. J. Nolan Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil Elected to the Seanad at a by-election in December 2001;[6]
Elected to Dáil at the 2002 general election[2]
Maurice Manning Cultural and Educational Panel   Fine Gael  
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  
Madeleine Taylor-Quinn Cultural and Educational Panel   Fine Gael  
Eddie Bohan Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Ernie Caffrey Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael  
Paul Coghlan Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael  
Liam T. Cosgrave Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fine Gael  
Margaret Cox Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
William Farrell Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Pat Gallagher Industrial and Commercial Panel   Labour Party Resigned from the Seanad on 12 October 1999[7]
Jim Glennon Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil Elected to the Seanad at a by-election on 9 June 2000;[8]
Elected to Dáil at the 2002 general election[2]
Mick Lanigan Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Denis O'Donovan Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil Elected to Dáil at the 2002 general election[2]
Donie Cassidy Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil Elected to Dáil at the 2002 general election[2]
Denis Cregan Labour Panel   Fine Gael  
Liam Fitzgerald Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Des Hanafin Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Mary Jackman Labour Panel   Fine Gael  
Dan Kiely Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Don Lydon Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Jarlath McDonagh Labour Panel   Fine Gael  
Brian Mullooly Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil  
Therese Ridge Labour Panel   Fine Gael  
Seán Ryan Labour Panel   Labour Party Elected to the Dáil at the Dublin North by-election on 11 March 1998[9]
John Cregan Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil Elected to the Seanad at a by-election on 23 June 1998;[10]
Elected to Dáil at the 2002 general election[2]
Joe O'Toole National University of Ireland   Independent  
Feargal Quinn National University of Ireland   Independent  
Brendan Ryan National University of Ireland   Independent Joined the Labour Party on 14 January 1999[11]
Mary Henry University of Dublin   Independent  
David Norris University of Dublin   Independent  
Shane Ross University of Dublin   Independent  
Enda Bonner Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Frank Chambers Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
John Dardis Nominated by the Taoiseach   Progressive Democrats  
Tom Fitzgerald Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Resigned from Seanad on 4 April 2002[12]
Dermot Fitzpatrick Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Elected to Dáil at the 2002 general election[2]
Jim Gibbons, Jnr Nominated by the Taoiseach   Progressive Democrats  
Edward Haughey Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Maurice Hayes Nominated by the Taoiseach   Independent  
Helen Keogh Nominated by the Taoiseach   Progressive Democrats Changed from Progressive Democrats to Fine Gael on 14 June 2000[13]
Ann Leonard Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil  
Máirín Quill Nominated by the Taoiseach   Progressive Democrats  
Martin Mackin Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Nominated on 22 May 2002 to fill vacancy[14]
Mary O'Rourke Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Nominated on 22 May 2002 to fill vacancy[14]

Changes[edit]

Date Panel Gain Loss Notes
11 March 1998 Labour Panel   Labour Party Seán Ryan elected to the Dáil at the Dublin North by-election[9]
23 June 1998 Labour Panel Fianna Fáil   John Cregan elected to the Seanad at a by-election[10]
14 January 1999 National University of Ireland Labour Party Independent Brendan Ryan joined the Labour Party[11]
3 October 1999 Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil Death of Patrick McGowan (FF)[4]
12 October 1999 Industrial and Commercial Panel   Labour Party Pat Gallagher (Lab) resigned from the Seanad[7]
9 June 2000 Industrial and Commercial Panel Fianna Fáil   Jim Glennon (FF) elected to the Seanad at a by-election[8]
9 June 2000 Agricultural Panel Fianna Fáil   Seán Ó Fearghaíl (FF) elected to Seanad in a by-election[5]
14 June 2000 Nominated by the Taoiseach Fine Gael Progressive Democrats Helen Keogh (PD) joined Fine Gael[13]
30 June 2001 Agricultural Panel   Fine Gael Tom Hayes (FG) elected to Dáil at the Tipperary South by-election[3]
December 2001 Agricultural Panel Fianna Fáil   M. J. Nolan (FF) elected to the Seanad at a by-election[6]
4 April 2002 Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Tom Fitzgerald (FF) resigned from the Seanad[12]
17 May 2002 Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil Donie Cassidy (FF) elected to Dáil at the 2002 general election[2]
17 May 2002 Administrative Panel   Labour Party Joe Costello (Lab) elected to Dáil at the 2002 general election[2]
17 May 2002 Labour Panel   Fianna Fáil John Cregan (FF) elected to Dáil at the 2002 general election[2]
17 May 2002 Administrative Panel   Fianna Fáil Michael Finneran (FF) elected to Dáil at the 2002 general election[2]
17 May 2002 Nominated by the Taoiseach   Fianna Fáil Dermot Fitzpatrick (FF) elected to Dáil at the 2002 general election[2]
17 May 2002 Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil Jim Glennon (FF) elected to Dáil at the 2002 general election[2]
17 May 2002 Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil M. J. Nolan (FF) elected to Dáil at the 2002 general election[2]
17 May 2002 Industrial and Commercial Panel   Fianna Fáil Denis O'Donovan (FF) elected to Dáil at the 2002 general election[2]
17 May 2002 Administrative Panel   Fine Gael Fergus O'Dowd (FG) elected to Dáil at the 2002 general election[2]
17 May 2002 Agricultural Panel   Fianna Fáil Seán Ó Fearghaíl (FF) elected to Dáil at the 2002 general election[2]
22 May 2002 Nominated by the Taoiseach Fianna Fáil   Mary O'Rourke nominated to fill vacancy[14]
22 May 2002 Nominated by the Taoiseach Fianna Fáil   Martin Mackin nominated to fill vacancy[14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The close of poll for the 22nd Seanad was on the 16 July 2002 for panel members and on the 17 July 2002 for university members.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "Seanad Éireann debates, Volume 169, 26 June 2002: Election of Members to Dáil Éireann". Oireachtas. Retrieved 1 November 2008. 
  3. ^ a b "Mr. Tom Hayes". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Mr. Patrick McGowan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Mr. Seán Ó Fearghaíl". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Mr. M. J. Nolan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Mr. Pat Gallagher". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Mr. Jim Glennon". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "Mr. Seán Ryan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  10. ^ a b "Mr. John Cregan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  11. ^ a b "Mr. Brendan Ryan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  12. ^ a b "Mr. Tom Fitzgerald". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  13. ^ a b "Ms. Helen Keogh". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  14. ^ a b c d "Seanad Éireann debates, Volume 169, 26 June 2002: Nomination of Members". Oireachtas. Retrieved 1 November 2008. 

External links[edit]

  • "21st Seanad". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 1 November 2008.