Members of the 24th Seanad
|24th Seanad Éireann|
|Legislative body||Seanad Éireann|
|Meeting place||Leinster House|
|Term||25 May 2011 –|
|Leader of the
|Deputy Leader of the Seanad||Ivana Bacik|
|Leader of the
This is a list of the members of the 24th Seanad Éireann, the upper house of the Oireachtas (legislature) of Ireland. These Senators were elected on 27 April 2011 after postal voting closed. The Taoiseach's nominees were announced on 20 May 2011. The Seanad election took place 60 days after the 2011 general election for the Dáil. The 24th Seanad first met at Leinster House on 25 May 2011. Paddy Burke was elected as the new Cathaoirleach of the Seanad.
Composition of the 24th Seanad
The following table shows the composition by party when the 24th Seanad first met on 25 May 2011.
|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|
Effect of changes
|May 2011||Sept. 2015[na 1]|
- September 2015 column refers to the state of parties after Jimmy Harte resigned.
This is a graphical comparison of current party strengths in the 24th Seanad.
- Note: This is not the official seating plan.
List of senators
- Note: The entries for Senators who were elected or appointed to fill vacancies are shown in italics
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