Seanad Elections 2020

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The Seanad's labyinthine electoral system explained here.

Candidates by Panel (updated 04/03/2020):

Agricultural panel (11 seats)
Senator Denis O’Donovan, Schull, Co Cork (FF)
Senator Brian Ó Dómhnaill, Gortahork, Co Donegal (Ind)
Senator Victor Boyhan, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin (Ind)
Senator Tim Lombard, Minane Bridge, Co Cork (FG)
Senator Ian Marshall, Mowhan, Co Armagh, (Ind)
Senator Paul Daly, Kilbeggan, Co Westmeath (FF)
Former TD Thomas McEllistrim, Tralee, Co Kerry (FF)
Former TD Niall Blaney, Letterkenny, Co Donegal (FF)
Former Labour TD Dominic Hannigan, Drogheda, Co Louth
Senator Maria Byrne, Limerick (FG)
Former TD Kevin O’Keeffe, Mitchelstown, Co Cork (FF)
Cllr Seamus Coyle, Castleblayney, Co Monaghan (FF)
Cllr Shane P O’Reilly, Mullagh, Co Cavan (FF)
Senator Paddy Burke, Castlebar, Co Mayo (FG)
Richard Mulcahy, Arklow, Co Wicklow, farmer, businessman
Dermot Cantillon, Mountrath, Co Laois, chairman Naas Racecourse
Former TD Pat Deering, Rathvilly, Co Carlow (FG)
Cllr Paul Hayes, Courtmacsherry, Co Cork (SF)
Cllr Aisling Dolan, Ballinasloe, Co Galway (FG)
Minister of State, former TD, Michael D’Arcy, Gorey, Co Wexford (FG)
Former TD Eugene Murphy, Strokestown, Co Roscommon (FF)
Cllr Annie Hoey, Drogheda, Co Meath (Lab)
Senator Pippa Hackett, Tullamore, Co Offaly (GP)
Cllr Gerry Murray, Charlestown, Co Mayo (SF)
Former MEP Lynn Boylan, Clondalkin, Dublin (SF)
Patrick Kent, New Ross, Co Wexford, farmer

Cultural and educational panel (5 seats)
Former TD Margaret Murphy O’Mahony, Bandon, Co Cork (FF)
Éamonn Walsh, Walkinstown, Dublin, barrister
Cllr Shane Curley, Loughrea, Co Galway (FF)
Senator Fintan Warfield, Inchicore, Dublin (SF)
Jack Mulcahy, Ranelagh, Dublin, publisher, chairman Irish Arts Review
Former TD Malcolm Byrne, Gorey, Co Wexford (FF)
Cllr Michael “Moegie” Maher, Loughrea, Co Galway (FG)
Senator Gabrielle McFadden, Athlone, Co Westmeath (FG)
Mary Newman Julian, Cashel, Co Tipperary, veterinary practitioner (FG)
Cllr Deirdre Conroy, Clonskeagh, Dublin, (FF)
Cllr Joe Conway, Tramore, Co Waterford (Ind)
Cllr Kate Feeney, Stillorgan, Dublin (FF)
Senator, Minister of State Sean Kyne, Moycullen, Co Galway (FG)
Angela Flynn, Cork, UCC lecturer in nursing (Soc Dems)
Cllr John McGahon, Dundalk, Co Louth (FG)
Former TD Tom Neville, Rathkeale, Co Limerick (FG)
Former TD Lisa Chambers, Castlebar, Co Mayo (FF)
Former TD Declan Breathnach, Dundalk, Co Louth (FF)
Paul Lawless, Knock, Co Mayo, teacher (Aontú)
Saoirse McHugh, Achill, Co Mayo, environmentalist (GP)

Labour Panel (11 seats)
Cllr Órla Leyden, Roscommon (FF)
Cllr Aengus O’Rourke, Athlone, Co Roscommon (FF)
Former senator John Hanafin, Thurles, Co Tipperary (FF)
Sarah Walshe, Newbridge, Co Kildare, member Wives and Partners of the Defence Forces
Senator Robbie Gallagher, Silverstream, Co Monaghan (FF)
Senator Ned O’Sullivan, Listowel, Co Kerry (FF)
Senator Gerard Craughwell, Leopardstown, Dublin (Ind)
Senator Paul Gavan, Castleconnell, Co Limerick (SF)
Martina Harkin-Kelly, Ballisodare, Co Sligo, president Irish Nurses and Midwives Association
Cllr Marie Sherlock, Phibsborough, Dublin (Lab)
Michael Smyth, Drumcondra, Dublin, senior vice-president Fórsa trade union
Eileen Flynn, Ardara, Co Donegal, development officer National Traveller Women’s Forum
Senator Joe O’Reilly, Bailieboro, Co Cavan (FG)
Cllr John Cummins, Waterford (FG)
Senator Jerry Buttimer, Bishopstown, Co Cork (FG)
Former TD Pat Casey, Glendalough, Bray, Co Wicklow (FF)
Former TD Shane Cassells, Navan, Co Meath (FF)
Senator Máire Devine, Kilmainham, Dublin (SF)
Cllr Pauline O’Reilly, Galway city (GP)

Industrial and commercial panel (9 seats)
Senator Aidan Davitt, Mullingar, Co Westmeath (FF)
Former councillor Joe Corr, Dublin (Ind)
Cllr Pat Hynes, Loughrea, Co Galway ( Ind)
Senator Catherine Noone, Dublin (FG)
Former TD Áine Collins, Mallow, Co Cork (FG)
Cllr Garrett Keller, Ballincollig, Co Cork (FG)
Cllr Barry Ward, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin (FG)
Michael Anthony Vaughan, Lahinch, Co Clare, hotelier
Cllr Tom MacSharry, Sligo, (FF)
Senator Frances Black, Dublin (Ind)
Arthur Griffin, Thurles, Co Tipperary, barrister (FF)
Cllr James Geoghegan, Dublin (FG)
Senator Gerry Horkan, Goatstown, Dublin (FF)
Former senator Tom Sheahan, Rathmore, Co Kerry (FG)
Declan James Allen, Rathmolyon, Co Meath, senior lecturer in logistics, TU Dublin
Cllr Danny Byrne, Dublin, (FG)
Former TD Timmy Dooley, Tulla, Co Clare (FF)
Cllr Patrick Connor-Scarteen, Kenmare, Co Kerry (FG)
Patrick Hunt, Moate, Co Westmeath, senior assistant chief fire officer for Westmeath
Cllr Edward Timmins, Baltinglass, Co Wicklow (FG)
Linda O’Shea Farren, Dublin, arts manager (FG)
Cllr Emma Blain, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown (FG)
Cllr Ollie Crowe, Galway City (FF)
Cllr Patsy O’Brien, Claremorris, Co Mayo (FG)
Éamonn Walsh, Walkinstown, Dublin, barrister
Patrick Kinsella, Harold’s Cross, Dublin, entrepreneur
Cllr Sharon Keogan, Duleek, Co Meath (Ind)
Cllr Sharon Tolan, Bettystown, Co Meath (FG)
Cllr John Paul O’Shea, Mallow, Co Cork (FG)
Cllr Micheál Carrigy, Ballinalee, Co Longford (FG)
Cllr Nigel Dineen, Castlerea, Co Roscommon (Ind)
Senator Catherine Ardagh, Crumlin, Dublin (FF)
Niall Ó Tuathail, Shantalla, Galway, healthcare reform adviser (Soc Dems)
Cllr Mark Wall, Athy, Co Kildare (Lab)
Former MP Elisha McCallion, Derry city (SF)

Administrative panel (7 seats)
Senator Martin Conway, Ennistymon, Co Clare (FG)
Senator Diarmuid Wilson, Cavan (FF)
Senator Mark Daly, Kenmare, Co Kerry (FF)
Cllr Mick Cahill, Colehill, Co Longford (FF)
Senator John Dolan, Sutton, Co Dublin (Ind)
Cllr Joe Malone, Kilkenny (FF)
Salome Mbugua Henry, Portarlington, Co Offaly, co-president European Network of Migrant Women
Anne-Marie Flanagan, Ennistymon, Co Clare, mental health professional
Tony Geoghegan, Castleknock, Dublin, former chief executive Merchants Quay Ireland
John Bosco Conama, Dublin, Assistant Professor deaf studies, TCD
Former TD Fiona O’Loughlin, Newbridge, Co Kildare (FF)
Cllr Thomas J Welby, Oughterard, Co Galway (Ind)
Former TD Noel Rock, Santry, Dublin (FG)
Cllr Emer Currie, Westmanstown, Dublin (FG)
Cllr Garret Ahearn, Clonmel, Co Tipperary (FG)
Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee, Donabate, Co Dublin (FF)
Senator Niall Ó Donnghaile, Belfast (SF)
Timothy J Hogan, Upper Fair Hill, Cork, human rights activist, community development co-ordinator
Cllr Rebecca Moynihan, Rialto, Dublin (Lab)

TWO UNIVERSITY PANELS (6 SEATS)
NUI (National University of Ireland) panel (3 seats)
Abbas Ali O’Shea, director of AFA (educational) Consultancy
Jennifer Butler, folklorist UCC lecturer
Ruth Coppinger, former Solidarity TD
Eoin Delahunty, operations manager
Karen Devine, DCU lecturer in government
Eva Elizabeth Dowling, Green Party councillor
Garbhán Downey, publisher
Mick Finn, Cork City councillor (Ind)
Peter Finnegan, PR consultant, member of NUI Maynooth governing body
Laura Harmon, leadership co-ordinator National Women’s Council of Ireland
Michelle Healy, member UCC governing body
Rory Hearne, assistant professor social policy, NUI Maynooth
Alice Mary Higgins, Senator (Ind)
Marcus Matthews, managing director Regional Internet Service Providers Association
Michael McDowell, Senator, senior counsel (Ind)
Rónán Mullen, Senator (Ind)
Brendan Price, chief executive Irish Seal Sanctuary
Keith Scanlon, electrical and electronic engineer,
Anne Staunton Barrett, retailer
Trinity College Dublin panel (3 seats)
Abbas Ali O’Shea, director AFA (educational) Consultancy
Ivana Bacik, Labour Senator
Derek John Byrne, academic, media professional
Tom Clonan, academic, journalist, disability campaigner
Hugo MacNeill, consultant, non-profit sector
David Norris, Senator (Ind)
Joseph O’Gorman, company director, administrator Central Societies Committee, TCD
William Priestley, Green Party county councillor
Lynn Ruane, Senator (Ind)
Keith Scanlon, electrical and electronic engineer
 


Dame_Enda

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Just looking at the labour panel.

13 candidates for 11 seats ?

That can’t be right, is it ?
 

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Just looking at the labour panel.

13 candidates for 11 seats ?

That can’t be right, is it ?
Looks like the FG candidates are missing. Reports that the Greens are loggerheads over their choices. Also I might be wrong but I don't see Catherine Ardagh or Lorraine Clifford Lee on the list?
 

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I hate the way people that have been rejected by the public in dail elections get this silver medal.

Should be for people outside of politics in the main to give a different perspective.
The Nordics do well enough without one.
 

Dame_Enda

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Just looking at the labour panel.

13 candidates for 11 seats ?

That can’t be right, is it ?
Some have left it late to decide. I will update when we know the final list tomorrow.

I understand FG are running 13 Seanad candidates overall, including Tom Neville, Michael D'arcy, Noel Rock, Jerry Buttimer, Emer Currie, John McGahon, Aisling Dolan, John Paul O'Shea and Garret Ahearn, Seán Kyne John Cummins, Michael Carrigy and Sharon Tolan.
 

carlovian

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Sindo outraged that their fg candidate of choice not selected

 

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Looks like the FG candidates are missing. Reports that the Greens are loggerheads over their choices. Also I might be wrong but I don't see Catherine Ardagh or Lorraine Clifford Lee on the list?

That would be good news!
 

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Sindo outraged that their fg candidate of choice not selected

How can they leave out those who are "Entitled"?
 

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I believe that Catherine No-One was nominated by some posh B&B's.....................FFS, the election for the Seanad should exclude those who run in the General Election, NO exceptions.
 

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Is your Industrial and Commercial Panel right? you have 12 FuGgers for 9 seats there.
Even with FG's understanding of electoral mathematics, that would seem to be unusual.
 

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Is your Industrial and Commercial Panel right? you have 12 FuGgers for 9 seats there.
Even with FG's understanding of electoral mathematics, that would seem to be unusual.
Those are the figures I have. It's a risky strategy I agree.
 

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Looks like the FG candidates are missing. Reports that the Greens are loggerheads over their choices. Also I might be wrong but I don't see Catherine Ardagh or Lorraine Clifford Lee on the list?
About time too...this 'women' experiment has been bad for FF and has cost seats......

LCL....was, has, is going nowhere....
 


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