Agricultural Panel

The Agricultural Panel (Irish: An Rolla Talmhaíochta) 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 Agricultural Panel elects eleven senators.

Agricultural Panel
Seanad Éireann Constituency
Current constituency
Created1938
Seats11
Senators

ElectionEdit

Article 18 of the Constitution of Ireland provides that 43 of the 60 senators are to be elected from five vocational panels. The Agricultural Panel is defined in Article 18.7.1º(v) as "Agriculture and allied interests, and Fisheries".[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] Eleven senators are elected on the Agricultural Panel, at least four of whom must have been nominated by Oireachtas members and at least four must have been nominated by nominating bodies.[6][7]

SenatorsEdit

Senators for the Agricultural Panel
Key to parties
Sen Election Senator
(Party)
Senator
(Party)
Senator
(Party)
Senator
(Party)
Senator
(Party)
Senator
(Party)
Senator
(Party)
Senator
(Party)
Senator
(Party)
Senator
(Party)
Senator
(Party)
2nd 1938 John Nassau Greene
(Ind)
Michael Twomey
(Ind)
Patrick Kehoe
(FF)
Martin O'Dwyer
(Ind)
William Quirke[a]
(FF)
Seán Gibbons
(FF)
Pádraic Ó Máille
(FF)
Ross McGillycuddy
(Ind)
William O'Callaghan
(FG)
William Caffrey
(FG)
Patrick Baxter
(FG)
3rd 1938 Dominick MacCabe
(Ind)
Neal Blaney
(FF)
Michael Colbert
(FF)
John Counihan
(Ind)
Patrick Baxter[b]
(CnaT)
4th 1943 Daniel Hogan
(FF)
Thomas Walsh
(FF)
Peter Lynch
(Ind)
Gerard Sweetman
(FG)
5th 1944 Patrick O'Reilly
(FF)
Timothy O'Donovan
(FG)
William O'Callaghan
(FG)
Edmund Horan
(CnaT)
6th 1948 James Tunney
(Lab)
Robert Malachy Burke[c]
(Lab)
Seán Gibbons
(FF)
Martin O'Dwyer
(Ind)
Martin Quinn
(Ind)
7th 1951 Patrick Gorry
(FF)
James Kilroy[d]
(FF)
Michael Óg McFadden
(FG)
Bernard Commons
(CnaT)
8th 1954 James J. McCrea
(Lab)
Timothy O'Sullivan
(FF)
Patrick Cogan
(Ind)
John Mannion Snr
(FG)
John Donnelly Sheridan[e]
(Ind)
Micheál Prendergast
(FG)
1956 Joe Sheridan[f]
(Ind)
9th 1957 James Tunney
(Lab)
Daniel Hogan
(FF)
Robert Lahiffe
(FF)
Paddy Donegan
(FG)
Patrick Crowe
(FG)
1960 Martin O'Dwyer[g]
(Ind)
10th 1961 Jack Fitzgerald
(Lab)
William Ryan
(FF)
John Mannion Snr
(FG)
Charles McDonald
(FG)
Patrick W. Ryan
(Ind)
1963 Batt Donegan
(FF)
11th 1965 Patrick McGowan
(FF)
James Martin[h]
(FF)
Patrick Malone
(FG)
12th 1969 John Doyle
(FF)
Andy O'Brien
(FG)
John Mannion Jnr
(FG)
Pierce Butler
(FG)
1970 Cornelius O'Callaghan[i]
(FF)
13th 1973 Bob Aylward[j]
(FF)
Bernard Cowen
(FF)
Jack Barrett
(FG)
Liam Whyte
(FG)
Joe McCartin
(FG)
1975 Michael Ferris[k]
(Lab)
Pat Codd[k]
(FG)
14th 1977 Justin Keating
(Lab)
John Ellis
(FF)
Rory Kiely
(FF)
Martin O'Toole
(FF)
Paul Connaughton Snr
(FG)
Gerard Lynch
(FG)
Charles McDonald
(FG)
15th 1981 Michael Ferris
(Lab)
Tom Fitzgerald
(FF)
Thomas Hussey
(FF)
Liam Naughten
(FG)
John Mannion Jnr
(FG)
Richard Bruton
(FG)
16th 1982 Michael Smith
(FF)
Bernard Durkan
(FG)
Richard Hourigan
(FG)
Joseph Lennon
(FG)
17th 1983 Rory Kiely
(FF)
John Ellis
(FF)
Michael Quealy
(FG)
Ulick Burke
(FG)
18th 1987 Tom Fitzgerald
(FF)
Patrick McGowan[l]
(FF)
Paul Bradford
(FG)
Pádraic McCormack
(FG)
John Connor
(FG)
19th 1989 Pat Upton
(Lab)
Francis O'Brien
(FF)
Seán McCarthy
(FF)
Liam Naughten[m]
(FG)
Richard Hourigan
(FG)
Avril Doyle
(FG)
20th 1993 Michael Calnan
(Lab)
Brendan Daly
(FF)
John V. Farrelly
(FG)
Michael D'Arcy
(FG)
Paddy Burke
(FG)
John Dardis
(PD)
1997 Denis Naughten[n]
(FG)
21st 1997 Kathleen O'Meara
(Lab)
Pat Moylan
(FF)
Jim Walsh[o]
(FF)
Peter Callanan[p]
(FF)
Tom Hayes[q]
(FG)
John Connor
(FG)
Avril Doyle
(FG)
2000 Seán Ó Fearghaíl[r]
(FF)
2001 M. J. Nolan[s]
(FF)
22nd 2002 Eamon Scanlon
(FF)
Martin Mansergh
(FF)
John Paul Phelan
(FG)
Ulick Burke
(FG)
Paul Bradford[t][u]
(FG)
23rd 2007 Alan Kelly[v]
(Lab)
Pearse Doherty[w]
(SF)
John Carty
(FF)
Pat Moylan
(FF)
Eugene Regan
(FG)
2009 Niall Ó Brolcháin[x]
(GP)
2010 Paschal Mooney[y]
(FF)
24th 2011 James Heffernan[z][aa]
(Lab)
Trevor Ó Clochartaigh[ab][ac]
(SF)
Susan O'Keeffe
(Lab)
Denis O'Donovan
(FF)
Brian Ó Domhnaill[ad]
(FF)
Michael Comiskey
(FG)
Pat O'Neill
(FG)
25th 2016 Denis Landy[ae]
(Lab)
Rose Conway-Walsh[af]
(SF)
Grace O'Sullivan[ag]
(GP)
Paul Daly
(FF)
Victor Boyhan
(Ind)
Maria Byrne
(FG)
Tim Lombard
(FG)
2018 Ian Marshall[ah]
(Ind U)
Anthony Lawlor[ah]
(FG)
2019 Pippa Hackett[ai]
(GP)
26th 2020 Annie Hoey
(Lab)
Lynn Boylan
(SF)
Niall Blaney
(FF)
Mark Daly
(FF)
Eugene Murphy
(FF)
Michael D'Arcy
(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. ^ Died on 5 March 1955
  2. ^ Died on 3 April 1959
  3. ^ Resigned on 6 December 1950
  4. ^ Died on 5 January 1954
  5. ^ Died on 5 April 1963
  6. ^ Elected to Seanad at a by-election on 14 May 1956
  7. ^ Elected to Seanad at a by-election on 9 February 1960
  8. ^ Died on 3 October 1969
  9. ^ Died on 24 January 1974
  10. ^ Died on 18 July 1974
  11. ^ a b Elected to Seanad at a by-election on 23 April 1975
  12. ^ Died on 3 October 1999
  13. ^ Died on 16 November 1996
  14. ^ Elected to Seanad at by-election on 28 January 1997
  15. ^ Resigned the Fianna Fáil whip on 26 March 2015
  16. ^ Died on 11 October 2009
  17. ^ Elected to Dáil at the Tipperary South by-election on 30 June 2001
  18. ^ Elected to Seanad in a by-election on 2 June 2000
  19. ^ Elected to the Seanad at a by-election in December 2001
  20. ^ Lost the Fine Gael whip on 16 July 2013
  21. ^ Joined Renua on 13 March 2015.
  22. ^ Elected to the European Parliament on 7 June 2009.
  23. ^ Elected to Dáil Éireann in a by-election on 26 November 2010
  24. ^ Elected to Seanad in a by-election on 14 December 2009
  25. ^ Elected to Seanad in a by-election on 19 January 2010
  26. ^ Lost the Labour whip on 21 December 2012
  27. ^ Joined the Social Democrats on 3 September 2015
  28. ^ Resigned the Sinn Féin whip on 30 November 2017
  29. ^ Resigned from Seanad on 5 March 2018
  30. ^ Resigned from Fianna Fáil in December 2016
  31. ^ Retired on health grounds on 28 November 2017
  32. ^ Elected to Dáil Éireann on 8 February 2020.
  33. ^ Elected to the European Parliament on 24 May 2019
  34. ^ a b Elected at a by-election on 27 April 2018
  35. ^ Elected unopposed at a by-election on 1 November 2019

List of nominating bodiesEdit

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

  • Agricultural Science Association
  • Dairy Executives' Association
  • Irish Thoroughbred Breeders' Association
  • Irish Co-operative Organisation Society
  • Irish Grain and Feed Association
  • Irish Greyhound Owners and Breeders' Federation[9]
  • Irish South and West Fish Producers Organisation
  • Munster Agricultural Society Company
  • National Association of Regional Game Councils (NARGC)[9]
  • Royal Dublin Society (RDS)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Constitution of Ireland". Irish Statute Book. Retrieved 7 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 21 March 2020.
  9. ^ a b Walsh, Harry (2 March 2020). "Two FF Seanad hopefuls set on collision course". Donegal News.