Labour Panel

The Labour Panel (Irish: An Rolla Oibreachais) 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 Labour Panel elects eleven Senators, at least four of whom must come from the Oireachtas members' nominees and at least another four must come from the nominating bodies' nominees.

Senators

Senators for the Labour Panel
Key to parties
SenElectionSenator
(Party)
Senator
(Party)
Senator
(Party)
Senator
(Party)
Senator
(Party)
Senator
(Party)
Senator
(Party)
Senator
(Party)
Senator
(Party)
Senator
(Party)
Senator
(Party)
2nd1938 John Butler
(Lab)
Michael Conway
(Ind)
John Gaffney
(Ind)
Gilbert Hughes
(Ind)
Thomas McShea
(Ind)
Frederick Hawkins
(Ind)
Seán Milroy
(FG)
David Walsh
(Ind)
James Johnston
(Ind)
Seán Hayes
(FF)
James Tunney
(Lab)
3rd1938 Seán Campbell
(Lab)
William Cummins
(Lab)
Thomas Foran
(Lab)
Patrick Hogan
(Lab)
Peter Lynch
(Ind)
Eamonn Lynch
(Lab)
4th1943 Thomas Hayden
(Lab)
Thomas Kennedy
[note 1]
(Lab)
Michael Colgan
(Ind)
Seán Ruane
(Ind)
Sam Kyle
(Lab)
Michael Smyth
(Ind)
Richard Mulcahy
(FG)
5th1944 Peter Lynch
(Ind)
John Meighan
(CnaT)
John Thomas Keane
[note 2]
(Ind)
James Tunney
(Lab)
1946 Frederick Hawkins
[note 3]
[note 4]
(Ind)
6th1948 Seán Campbell
[note 5]
(Lab)
Michael Colgan
[note 6]
(Ind)
Richard Anthony
(Ind)
J. T. O'Farrell
[note 7]
(Lab)
Seán Hayes
(FF)
Andrew Fogarty
(FF)
7th1951 Pádraig Ághas
(Ind)
Noel Hartnett
(CnaP)
Vincent McHugh
(FG)
Daniel O'Rourke
(FF)
William McMullen
(Lab)
8th1954 Patrick Crowley
(Lab)
Victor Carton
(FG)
Richard Anthony
(Ind)
Frank Purcell
[note 8]
(Ind)
Liam Kelly
(Ind)
Patrick Tierney
(Lab)
Dominick Murphy
(Lab)
9th1957 Ben O'Quigley
(FG)
Frank Carter
(FF)
Harry Colley
(FF)
Liam Ahern
(FF)
Eoin Ryan Snr
(FF)
Joe Sheridan
(Ind)
1960 Edward Browne
[note 9]
(Ind)
10th1961 John Butler
(Lab)
Seán Browne
(FF)
Seán Brosnahan
(Ind)
Mark Killilea Snr
(FF)
Michael Yeats
(FF)
Joseph Farrell
(FF)
James Dooge
(FG)
11th1965 Séamus Dolan
(FF)
Vincent McHugh
(FG)
John Ormonde
(FF)
12th1969 Seán Walsh
(FF)
Jimmy Dunne
[note 10]
(Lab)
John Boland
(FG)
Michael Lyons
(FG)
Mark Killilea Jnr
(FF)
William O'Brien
(FG)
Des Hanafin
(FF)
Evelyn Owens
(Lab)
Fintan Kennedy
(Lab)
13th1973 Séamus Dolan
(FF)
Jack Harte
(Lab)
Bernard Markey
(FG)
14th1977 Joseph Dowling
(FF)
Brian Hillery
(FF)
John Blennerhassett
(FG)
Tony Herbert
(FF)
Andy O'Brien
(FG)
15th1981 Brian Mullooly
(FF)
Toddie Byrne
(FG)
Donal Carey
(FG)
Maurice O'Connell
(FG)
Dan Kiely
(FF)
16th1982 Donie Cassidy
(FF)
Dick Dowling
(FG)
Mark Killilea Jnr
(FF)
Tony Herbert
(FF)
Monica Barnes
(FG)
Denis Cregan
(FG)
17th1983 Jim Higgins
(FG)
Brian Hillery
(FF)
Larry McMahon
(FG)
Peter Kelleher
(FG)
Andy O'Brien
(FG)
18th1987 Dan Kiely
(FF)
Don Lydon
(FF)
Nuala Fennell
(FG)
19th1989 Dan Neville
(FG)
Mary Jackman
(FG)
Pól Ó Foighil
(FG)
Batt O'Keeffe
(FF)
20th1993 Jarlath McDonagh
(FG)
Bill Cotter
(FG)
Frank Fahey
(FF)
Joe Sherlock
(DL)
Seán Maloney
(Lab)
Denis Cregan
(FG)
21st1997 Liam Fitzgerald
[note 11]
(FF)
Therese Ridge
(FG)
Des Hanafin
(FF)
Mary Jackman
(FG)
Seán Ryan
(Lab)
1998 John Cregan
[note 12]
(FF)
22nd2002 Fergal Browne
(FG)
Maurice Cummins
(FG)
Jim Higgins
(FG)
Geraldine Feeney
(FF)
Michael Finucane
(FG)
Brendan Daly
(FF)
John Hanafin
(FF)
Terry Leyden
(FF)
Michael McCarthy
(Lab)
23rd2007 Jerry Buttimer
(FG)
Donie Cassidy
(FF)
Frances Fitzgerald
(FG)
Fidelma Healy Eames
[note 13]
(FG)
Ned O'Sullivan
(FF)
Phil Prendergast
(Lab)
24th2011 Terry Brennan
(FG)
Cáit Keane
(FG)
David Cullinane
(SF)
Tony Mulcahy
(FG)
Darragh O'Brien
(FF)
Marie Moloney
(Lab)
John Whelan
(Lab)
25th2016 Jerry Buttimer
(FG)
Neale Richmond
(FG)
Jennifer Murnane O'Connor
(FF)
Máire Devine
[note 14]
(SF)
Paul Gavan
(SF)
Joe O'Reilly
(FG)
Robbie Gallagher
(FF)
Gerard Craughwell
(Ind)
Ged Nash
(Lab)

Note: The columns in this table are used only for presentational purposes, and no significance should be attached to the order of columns.

  1. Died on 18 September 1947
  2. Died on 22 May 1946
  3. Elected to Seanad at a by-election on 24 July 1946
  4. Died on 2 August 1956
  5. Died on 27 February 1950
  6. Died on 22 June 1953
  7. Resigned on 31 May 1950
  8. Died on 2 April 1960
  9. Elected to Seanad at a by-election on 1 November 1960
  10. Died on 23 February 1972
  11. Resigned Fianna Fáil whip on 27 March 2007
  12. Elected to the Seanad at a by-election on 23 June 1998
  13. Fine Gael party whip removed on 16 July 2013
  14. Suspended from Sinn Féin 19 March – 19 June 2018

List of nominating bodies

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