#Seanad16 – Agricultural Panel

Rose Conway-Walsh - Elected Count 1, Sinn Fein
Rose Conway-Walsh – Elected Count 1, Sinn Fein

Candidates: 23
Seats: 11
Total Valid Poll: 1,124,000
Quota: 93,667
At least 4 Candidates to be elected from each sub-panel
Elected Candidates: 8
Remaining Candidates: 5
Status: Complete
State of Parties: FF 3, FG 3, SF 2, Ind 1, Lab 1, GP 1

Sinn Fein’s Rose Conway Walsh has topped the poll with 98 votes and is elected on the first Count of the

Trevor O'Clochartaigh - Elected Count 2, Sinn Fein
Trevor O’Clochartaigh – Elected Count 2, Sinn Fein

Agricultural Panel. Her running mate Trevor Ó Clochartaigh was elected on the 2nd count on the transfers from Conway-Walsh.

The surprise is Independent Candidate Victor Boyhan, a councillor from Dún Laoghaire who finished second just short of quota with 93 votes. Victor was elected on the 13th Count on transfers for Jennifer

Denis O'Donovan - Elected Count 9, Fianna Fail
Denis O’Donovan – Elected Count 9, Fianna Fail

Whitmore.

For Fianna Fail Dennis O’Donovan was their highest vote getter with 89 votes, and was elected on the 9th Count. Brian Ó Domhnaill takes the 2nd Fianna Fail seat on 17th count after the elimination of running mate Paschal Mooney. The 18th count saw Pul Daly elected on the surplus from Brian O’Domhnail. Only one candidate remains for Fianna Fail and the is Michael Smith, is well off the pace and will be eliminated after FG’s Colm Markey.

Victor Boyhan - Elected Count 13, Independent
Victor Boyhan – Elected Count 13, Independent

Fine Gael’s Paddy Burke got 74 votes on the first count and there will be a scrabble to see who joins him. Burke was elected on Count 14. On Count 20 Burke was joined by Maria Byrne and Tim Lombard who were both elected after the elimination of Colm Markey.

following the transfer of Boyhan’s surplus. Labour’s Denis Landy is fighting to be elected as he battles to pick up transfers as he got 72 votes on the first count. Landy reached quota and was elected on Count 20.

The Green’s Grace O’Sullivan picked up 48 votes, and with the elimination

Paddy Burke - Elected Count 14, Fine Gael
Paddy Burke – Elected Count 14, Fine Gael

of SocDem’s Jennifer Whitmore, Grace is the last remaining candidate on the inside panel, she will be elected, as 4 candidates must be from the inside panel.

Elected

  • Conway-Walsh, Rose (Count 1) SF
  • Ó Clochartaigh, Trevor (Count 2) SF
  • O’Donovan, Denis (Count 9) FF
  • Boyhan, Vincent (Count 13) Ind
  • Burke, Paddy (Count 14) FG
  • O’Domhnail, Brian (Count 17) FF
  • Daly, Paul (Count 18) FF
  • Byrne, Maria (Count 20) FG

    Brian O'Domhnaill - Elected Count 17, Fianna Fail
    Brian O’Domhnaill – Elected Count 17, Fianna Fail
  • Lombard, Time (Count 20) FG
  • Landy, Denis (Count 20) Lab
  • O’Sullivan, Grace (Elected without reaching quota) Green Party

Eliminated

  • Hayes, Pat (Count 3) FF
  • Commiskey, Michael (Count 4) FG
  • Lawlor, Anthony (Count 5) FG
  • Sheehan, John (Count 6) FG
  • O’Reilly, Shane P. (Count 7) FF
  • Gerety-Quinn, Connie (Count 8) FF
  • O’Flynn, Frank (Count 10) FF
  • Coonan, Noel (Count 11) FG

    Paul Daly - Elected Count 18, Fianna Fail
    Paul Daly – Elected Count 18, Fianna Fail
  • Whitmore, Jennifer (Count 12) SocDem
  • O’Neill, Pat (Count 15) FG
  • Mooney, Paschal (Count 16) FF
  • Markey, Colm (Count 18) FG

Check out Adrian Kavanagh’s Blog for

some perspectives and see SeanadCount.ie for the results as they come in.

Maria Byrne - Elected Count 20, Fine Gael
Maria Byrne – Elected Count 20, Fine Gael

Follow @oireachtasnews for updates on the vocational panels.

Current Seanad Standings

  • FF: 5
  • FG: 5
  • SF: 3
  • Ind: 1
  • Lab 1
  • GP 1

Results of Cultural and Educational Panel

Tim Lombard - Elected Count 20, Fine Gael
Tim Lombard – Elected Count 20, Fine Gael
Denis Landy - Elected Count 20, Labour
Denis Landy – Elected Count 20, Labour
Grace O'Sullivan - Elected without reaching quota, Green Party
Grace O’Sullivan – Elected without reaching quota, Green Party

Author: Stephen

Cork born and bred, proud European and Irishman. Involved in many organisations and politics. Also writes for SpirtualityIreland.org and UCC Express.

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