Industrial and Commercial Panel

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Industrial and Commercial Panel
Seanad Éireann Constituency
Current constituency
Created1938
Seats9
Senators

The Industrial and Commercial Panel (Irish: An Rolla Tionscail Agus Tráchtála) is one of five vocational panels which together elect 43 of the 60 members of Seanad Éireann, the upper house of the Oireachtas (the legislature of Ireland). The Industrial and Commercial Panel elects nine senators.

Election[edit]

Article 18 of the Constitution of Ireland provides that 43 of the 60 senators are to be elected from five vocational panels. The Industrial and Commercial Panel is defined in Article 18.7.1º(v) as "Industry and Commerce, including banking, finance, accountancy, engineering and architecture".[1] The Seanad returning officer maintains a list of nominating bodies for each of the five panels.[2] Candidates may be nominated either by four members of the Oireachtas or by a nominating body.[3][4] The electorate consists of city and county councillors and current members of the Oireachtas. As the Seanad election takes place after the election to the Dáil, the Oireachtas members are the members of the incoming Dáil and the outgoing Seanad.[5] Nine senators are elected on the Industrial and Commercial Panel, at least three of whom must have been nominated by Oireachtas members and at least three must have been nominated by nominating bodies.[6][7]

Senators[edit]

Senators for the Industrial and Commercial Panel
Key to parties
Sen Election Senator
(Party)
Senator
(Party)
Senator
(Party)
Senator
(Party)
Senator
(Party)
Senator
(Party)
Senator
(Party)
Senator
(Party)
Senator
(Party)
2nd 1938 James G. Douglas
(Ind)
Michael Hearne
(FF)
Linda Kearns MacWhinney
(FF)
Daniel Corkery
(FF)
James Crosbie
(FG)
Cornelius Kennedy
(FG)
John MacLoughlin
(FG)
David Madden
(FG)
Brian O'Rourke
(FG)
3rd 1938 Joseph Brennan
(Ind)
Peter Trainor Kelly
(Ind)
Seán Goulding
(FF)
Seán MacEllin
(FF)
Martin Conlon
(FG)
4th 1943 John Maguire
(Ind)
Frank J. Hugh O'Donnell
(Ind)
Frank O'Beirne
(FF)
James Crosbie
(FG)
5th 1944 Luke Duffy[a]
(Lab)
James G. Douglas
(Ind)
Thomas Condon[b]
(FF)
Tadhg Crowley
(FF)
Seán MacEllin
(FF)
1945 Frederick Summerfield[c]
(Ind)
6th 1948 Peter Lynch
(Ind)
Joseph Brennan[d]
(Ind)
Andrew Clarkin[e]
(FF)
T. V. Honan
(FF)
Henry Morgan Dockrell
(FG)
Denis Burke
(FG)
1950 Mary Davidson[f]
(Lab)
(seat vacant)
7th 1951 James G. Douglas
(Ind)
Edward McGuire
(Ind)
Jane Dowdall
(FF)
Seán Hartney
(FF)
Frank J. Hugh O'Donnell
(Ind)
8th 1954 Mary Davidson
(Lab)
Matthew Smith[g]
(FF)
John Lynch
(FG)
1956 Seamus Bohan[h]
(Ind)
James O'Keeffe[i]
(FG)
9th 1957 Tadhg Crowley
(FF)
Brian Lenihan Snr
(FF)
Joseph Roddy
(FG)
10th 1961 Thomas Flanagan
(Ind)
Eoin Ryan Snr
(FF)
Gerald Boland
(FF)
Bernard McGlinchey
(FF)
Daniel Moloney[j]
(FF)
Patrick Lindsay
(FG)
Joseph Quigley
(FG)
1963 John Costelloe[k]
(FF)
11th 1965 John J. Brennan
(FF)
Dermot Honan
(FF)
John Conlan
(FG)
Garret FitzGerald
(FG)
Denis J. O'Sullivan
(FG)
12th 1969 Eileen Desmond
(Lab)
Ted Russell
(Ind)
Ruairí Brugha
(FF)
James Dooge
(FG)
Denis Farrelly[l]
(FG)
Alexis FitzGerald Snr
(FG)
13th 1973 Michael Moynihan
(Lab)
John J. Brennan
(FF)
Fad Browne
(FF)
Brian Lenihan Snr
(FF)
1975 Jack Daly[m]
(FG)
14th 1977 Ruairí Brugha
(FF)
Mick Lanigan
(FF)
Liam Hyland
(FF)
Desmond Governey
(FG)
Michael Howard
(FG)
Patrick J. Reynolds
(FG)
15th 1981 Ruairi Quinn
(Lab)
Seán Fallon[n]
(FF)
Barry Cogan
(FF)
Deirdre Bolger
(FG)
Alexis FitzGerald Jnr
(FG)
16th 1982 Timmy Conway[o]
(Lab)
Willie Farrell
(FF)
Jack Daly[p]
(FG)
17th 1983 Jack Fitzsimons
(FF)
Alexis FitzGerald Jnr
(FG)
18th 1987 Brian O'Shea
(Lab)
Eddie Bohan
(FF)
Willie Farrell
(FF)
Phil Hogan
(FG)
Gerry Reynolds
(FG)
1988 Tony Bromell
(FF)
19th 1989 John Ryan
(Lab)
Richard Conroy
(FF)
Denis Foley
(FF)
Liam T. Cosgrave
(FG)
Michael Howard
(FG)
Myles Staunton
(FG)
20th 1993 Ann Gallagher
(Lab)
Mick Lanigan
(FF)
Cathy Honan
(PD)
Gerry Reynolds
(FG)
1996 Sam McAughtry[q]
(Ind)
21st 1997 Pat Gallagher[r]
(Lab)
Margaret Cox[s]
(FF)
Denis O'Donovan
(FF)
Ernie Caffrey
(FG)
Paul Coghlan
(FG)
2000 Jim Glennon[t]
(FF)
22nd 2002 Derek McDowell
(Lab)
Marc MacSharry
(FF)
Mary White
(FF)
Kieran Phelan[u]
(FF)
James Bannon
(FG)
Sheila Terry
(FG)
23rd 2007 Dominic Hannigan
(Lab)
Larry Butler[v]
(FF)
Denis O'Donovan[w]
(FF)
Paudie Coffey
(FG)
Joe O'Reilly
(FG)
24th 2011 Kathryn Reilly
(SF)
Jimmy Harte[x]
(Lab)
Averil Power[y]
(FF)
Imelda Henry
(FG)
Colm Burke[z]
(FG)
Catherine Noone
(FG)
2015 Máiría Cahill[aa]
(Lab)
25th 2016 Pádraig Mac Lochlainn[z]
(SF)
Aodhán Ó Ríordáin[z]
(Lab)
Frances Black
(Ind)
Gerry Horkan
(FF)
Catherine Ardagh
(FF)
Aidan Davitt
(FF)
26th 2020 Elisha McCallion
(SF)
Mark Wall
(Lab)
Sharon Keogan
(Ind)
Ollie Crowe
(FF)
Micheál Carrigy
(FG)
Barry Ward
(FG)

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

Notes
  1. ^ Resigned on 22 June 1949.
  2. ^ Disqualified from the Seanad on 25 October 1944 by virtue of his membership of the Irish Tourist Board.
  3. ^ Elected on 7 March 1945, replacing Thomas Condon.
  4. ^ Died on 1 February 1950.
  5. ^ Died on 23 November 1955.
  6. ^ Elected to Seanad at a by-election on 16 June 1950, replacing Joseph Brennan.
  7. ^ Died on 3 November 1955.
  8. ^ Elected to Seanad at a by-election on 14 May 1956, replacing Andrew Clarkin.
  9. ^ Elected to Seanad at a by-election on 14 May 1956, replacing Matthew Smith.
  10. ^ Died on 26 June 1963.
  11. ^ Elected to Seanad at a by-election on 28 November 1963, replacing Daniel Moloney.
  12. ^ Died on 27 December 1974.
  13. ^ Elected to Seanad at a by-election on 23 April 1975, replacing Denis Farrelly.
  14. ^ Died on 4 July 1995.
  15. ^ Joined the Progressive Democrats in 1986.
  16. ^ Died on 5 May 1988.
  17. ^ Elected to Seanad Éireann at by-election on 23 February 1996, replacing Seán Fallon.
  18. ^ Resigned from the Seanad on 12 October 1999.
  19. ^ Fianna Fáil party whip was removed on 4 April 2007.
  20. ^ Elected to the Seanad at a by-election on 2 June 2000, replacing Pat Gallagher.
  21. ^ Died on 26 May 2010.
  22. ^ Resigned Fianna Fáil party whip 5 June 2010.
  23. ^ Lost the Fianna Fáil party whip on 25 June 2010. Rejoined the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party on 19 October 2010.
  24. ^ Resigned from the Seanad on 23 September due to ill health.
  25. ^ Resigned from Fianna Fáil party on 25 May 2015.
  26. ^ a b c Elected to Dáil Éireann on 8 February 2020.
  27. ^ Elected to Seanad at a by-election on 13 November 2015, replacing Jimmy Harte.

List of nominating bodies[edit]

The following bodies are on the register of nominating bodies maintained by the Seanad Returning Officer for the Industrial and Commercial Panel.[8]

  • Association of Advertisers in Ireland
  • Association of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys
  • The Caravan, Camping and Mobile Home Society Limited
  • Chambers of Commerce of Ireland
  • Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport in Ireland
  • Construction Industry Federation
  • Credit Union Development Association Co-operative Society
  • Electrical Industries Federation of Ireland
  • Freight Transport Association Ireland
  • Hardware Association Ireland
  • Independent Broadcasters 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 Management Consultants and Advisers
  • Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers
  • Insurance Institute of Ireland
  • Insurance Ireland
  • Irish Business and Employers Confederation
  • Irish Computer Society
  • Irish Country Houses and Restaurants Association
  • Irish Exporters Association
  • Irish Hospitality Institute
  • Irish Hotels Federation
  • Irish Internet Association Limited
  • Irish Planning Institute
  • Irish Postmasters' Union
  • Irish Road Haulage Association
  • Irish Tourist Industry Confederation
  • Irish Small and Medium Enterprise Association (ISME)
  • Licensed Vintners' Association
  • Marketing Institute of Ireland
  • Marketing Society Limited
  • National Housebuilding Guarantee Company Limited
  • National Off-Licence Association
  • Nursing Homes Ireland
  • Restaurants Association of Ireland
  • Retail Excellence
  • Retail, Grocery, Dairy and Allied Trades Association (RGDATA)
  • Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland
  • Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland
  • Society of the Irish Motor Industry
  • Vintners' Federation of Ireland
  • Wholesale Produce Ireland

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Constitution of Ireland". Irish Statute Book. Retrieved 29 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Seanad Electoral (Panel Members) Act 1947, Section 8: Establishment and maintenance of register of nominating bodies". Irish Statute Book. 19 December 1947. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Seanad Electoral (Panel Members) Act 1947, Section 25: Nomination to panels by members of Oireachtas". Irish Statute Book. 19 December 1947. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Seanad Electoral (Panel Members) Act 1947, Section 26: Proposals for nominations to panel by registered nominating bodies". Irish Statute Book. 19 December 1947. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Seanad Electoral (Panel Members) Act 1947, Section 44: The electorate". Irish Statute Book. 19 December 1947. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  6. ^ "Seanad Electoral (Panel Members) Act 1947, Section 52: Allocation of members amongst the panels". Irish Statute Book. 19 December 1947. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  7. ^ "The Seanad Éireann Electoral Process" (PDF). Oireachtas. February 2020. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Register of Nominating Bodies as revised at the annual revision and signed by the Seanad Returning Officer in pursuance of section 19 of the Seanad Electoral (Panel Members) Act 1947, as amended" (PDF). Oireachtas. 19 July 2019. Retrieved 29 March 2020.