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All Seanad seats filled, Fine Gael win 18

Fine Gael have performed well in the Seanad elections, securing the majority of seats at 18.

Image: Julien Behal/PA Wire/Press Association Images

THE SEANAD ELECTIONS have come to an end, with Fine Gael scooping the majority of seats.

The party won a total of 18 seats, while Fianna Fáil took 14, Labour took nine, Sinn Féin secured three, and others took five. Eleven seats now remain, and will be filled by the Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

RTÉ reports that there has been speculation that some of the nominees will not come from the party political fold.

The Seanad is now assembled as follows:

Cultural and Educational Panel

Deirdre Clune – Fine Gael
Michael Mullins – Fine Gael
Labhrás Ó Murchú – Fianna Fáil
Thomas Byrne – Fianna Fáil
John Gilroy – Labour Party

Agricultural Panel

Paul Bradford – Fine Gael
Paddy Burke – Fine Gael
Michael Comiskey – Fine Gael
Patrick O’Neill – Fine Gael
Paschal Mooney – Fianna Fáil
Brian Ó Domhnaill – Fianna Fáil
Denis O Donovan – Fianna Fáil
Jim Walsh – Fianna Fáil
Susan O’Keefe – Labour
James Heffernan – Labour
Trevor Ó Clochartaigh – Sinn Féin

Labour Panel

Fidelma Healy Eames – Fine Gael
Tony Mulcahy – Fine Gael
Cáit Keane – Fine Gael
Terry Brennan – Fine Gael
Darragh O’Brien – Fianna Fáil
Terry Leyden – Fianna Fáil
Ned O’Sullivan – Fianna Fáil
John Whelan – Labour
Marie Moloney – Labour
David Cullinane – Sinn Féin

Industrial and Commercial Panel

Imelda Henry – Fine Gael
Paul Coghlan – Fine Gael
Catherine Noone – Fine Gael
Colm Burke – Fine Gael
Averil Power – Fianna Fáil
Mary White -Fianna Fáil
Marc MacSharry – Fianna Fáil
Jimmy Harte – Labour
Kathryn Reilly – Sinn Féin

Administrative Panel

Martin Conway – Fine Gael
Michael D’Arcy – Fine Gael
Tom Sheahan – Fine Gael
Mark Daly – Fianna Fáil
Diarmuid Wilson – Fianna Fáil
John Kelly – Labour
Denis Landy – Labour

National University of Ireland Panel

John Crown – Other
Rónán Mullen – Other
Feargal Quinn – Other

Trinity Panel

David Norris – Other
Ivana Bacik – Labour
Seán Barrett – Other

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