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# seanad-elections - Monday 24 February, 2020

Timmy Dooley among three outgoing Fianna Fáil TDs to secure Seanad nominations

All three lost their Dáil seats during this month’s general election.

# seanad-elections - Monday 25 April, 2016

This musician and LGBT activist is the first senator elected to the new Seanad

Sinn Féin’s Warfield became the mayor of South Dublin after being elected to the council in 2014.

# seanad-elections - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

Dragon's Den star Peter Casey wants to give rural Ireland a boost if he gets into the Seanad

He announced today that he will run in the elections for the upper house of the Oireachtas.

# seanad-elections - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

All third-level graduates to get vote as part of Seanad reforms agreed by Cabinet

The government has not as yet considered any further reforms to the Seanad.

# seanad-elections - Sunday 12 May, 2013

Members launch plan to reform Seanad and prevent abolition

Feargal Quinn and Katherine Zappone will call a vote this Wednesday on plans to overhaul how the chamber is elected.

# seanad-elections - Tuesday 24 May, 2011

First sitting of 24th Seanad tomorrow afternoon

The 60 senators of the 24th Seanad Éireann will meet tomorrow afternoon for the first time to pick a Seanad Cathaoirleach.

# seanad-elections - Friday 29 April, 2011

All Seanad seats filled, Fine Gael win 18

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

# seanad-elections - Thursday 28 April, 2011

FG pulls ahead as Seanad election counts near completion

Four of the five vocational panels are now nearly complete, while the two University constituencies are also nearly wrapped up.

Female Fáil: Seanad elections see FF women back in Leinster House

Mary White and Averil Power are set to take seats in the Industrial & Commercial Panel, breaking the all-male presence in the FF parliamentary party.

# seanad-elections - Wednesday 27 April, 2011

Counting for Seanad’s Labour panel underway, as agricultural seats are completed

Fianna Fáil’s vote management brings home four candidates – but only one of them is backed by Micheál Martin.

Big FF names tumble in second Seanad election

Former junior ministers Martin Mansergh and Sean Connick both fail in bids to win election to the Administrative panel.

# seanad-elections - Tuesday 26 April, 2011

FG, FF and Labour share spoils in first of five Seanad elections

Fianna Fáil sources are happy with its vote management, securing two of the five seats in the Cultural & Educational Panel.

Seanad elections get underway

Fine Gael’s Deirdre Clune becomes the first person to be elected to the new Seanad today.

A bluffer's guide to the Seanad election count

Did you vote in the Seanad elections? Relax – you probably didn’t have one. Here’s how the whole thing works.

# seanad-elections - Thursday 24 March, 2011

Over €1m wasted on postage due to out-of-date Seanad registers

Candidates for the Seanad’s University panels claim the voting register is badly out of date – wasting thousands in postage costs.

# seanad-elections - Monday 21 March, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday

In today’s Fix: Getting convicts into the community, to target or not to target Gaddafi, the preservation of civil servants’ privilege days and one man’s transfixing video of the ground beneath his feet.

121 candidates in the running for 43 Seanad panel seats

There are 31 Fianna Fáil candidates running – three times as many as party HQ would like – while Fine Gael fields 54, Labour 13.

# seanad-elections - Wednesday 16 March, 2011

FF 'old guard' hits out at Martin's Seanad plans

Fianna Fáil’s leader names the ten candidates he’s prioritising – despite there being over a dozen others in the running.

# seanad-elections - Saturday 5 March, 2011

Dudgeon to launch Ulster Unionist bid for Seanad seat

Jeffrey Dudgeon, whose court action had homosexuality decriminalised in Northern Ireland in 1982, wants to join the Seanad.

Independents to meet on running Seanad candidates

Independent TDs, senators, MEPs and councillors will attend a meeting to see if non-party candidates can win Seanad seats.

# seanad-elections - Thursday 3 March, 2011

Brian Cowen gives party pal a Seanad seat

Ousted TD gets seat – but just for a few weeks until Seanad election.

# seanad-elections - Sunday 27 February, 2011

The Half Past Fix: 11.30pm

EVERY hour – on the half hour – brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results of the last 60 minutes. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.