Industrial and Commercial Panel

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The Industrial and Commercial Panel (Irish: An Rolla Tionscail Agus Tráchtála) is one of five Vocational Panels which together elect 43 members of Seanad Éireann, the upper house of the Oireachtas (the legislature of Ireland). The Industrial and Commercial Panel elects 9 Senators. At least 3 of them must be the nominees of Oireachtas members and at least 3 must be nominees of the nominating bodies.

Senators[edit]

Senators for the Industrial and Commercial Panel
Sen Election Senator
(Party)
Senator
(Party)
Senator
(Party)
Senator
(Party)
Senator
(Party)
Senator
(Party)
Senator
(Party)
Senator
(Party)
Senator
(Party)
22nd 2002 James Bannon
(FG)
Eddie Bohan
(FF)
Paul Coghlan
(FG)
Margaret Cox
[note 1]
(FF)
Derek McDowell
(Lab)
Marc MacSharry
(FF)
Kieran Phelan
(FF)
Sheila Terry
(FG)
Mary White
(FF)
23rd 2007 Paudie Coffey
(FG)
Larry Butler
[note 2]
(FF)
Denis O'Donovan
(FF)
Dominic Hannigan
(Lab)
Joe O'Reilly
(FG)
24th 2011 Colm Burke
(FG)
Imelda Henry
(FG)
Catherine Noone
(FG)
Jimmy Harte
[note 3]
(Lab)
Averil Power
[note 4]
(FF)
Kathryn Reilly
(SF)
2015 Máiría Cahill
(Lab)
25th 2016 Frances Black
(Ind)
Aodhán Ó Ríordáin
(Lab)
Aidan Davitt
(FF)
Gerry Horkan
(FF)
Pádraig Mac Lochlainn
(SF)
Catherine Ardagh
(FF)

Note: The columns in this table are used only for presentational purposes, and no significance should be attached to the order of columns.

  1. ^ Fianna Fáil party whip was removed on 4 April 2007.
  2. ^ Resigned Fianna Fáil party whip 5 June 2010.
  3. ^ Resigned from the Seanad on 23 September due to ill health following a serious assault.
  4. ^ Resigned from Fianna Fáil party on 25 May 2015.

Elections[edit]

Seanad By-election, 2015: Industrial and Commercial Panel
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1
Labour Party Máiría Cahill 64.9% 122
Fianna Fáil Keith Swanick 20.2% 38
Sinn Féin Sinead Burke 9.6% 18
Independent Jerry Beades 5.3% 10

Nominating bodies[edit]

  • Association of Advertisers in Ireland
  • Chambers of Commerce of Ireland
  • Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport in Ireland
  • Construction Industry Federation
  • Cumann Aturnaethe Paitinní agus Trádmharcanna
  • Electrical Industries Federation of Ireland
  • Institute of Advertising Practitioners in Ireland
  • Institute of Bankers in Ireland
  • Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland
  • Institution of Engineers of Ireland
  • Institute of Industrial Engineers
  • Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers
  • Insurance Institute of Ireland
  • Irish Architects' Society
  • Irish Auctioneers and Valuers Institute
  • Irish Business and Employers Confederation
  • Irish Computer Society
  • Irish Country Houses and Restaurants Association
  • Irish Exporters Association
  • Irish Hardware & Building Materials Association
  • Irish Hotel and Catering Institute
  • Irish Hotels Federation
  • Irish Planning Institute
  • Irish Road Haulage Association
  • Irish Tourist Industry Federation
  • Licensed Vintners' Association
  • Marketing Institute of Ireland
  • Marketing Society Limited
  • National Off-Licence Association
  • Restaurants Association of Ireland
  • Retail, Grocery, Dairy and Allied Trades Association (RGDATA)
  • Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland
  • Society of the Irish Motor Industry
  • Vintners' Federation of Ireland
  • Wholesale Produce Ireland