List of Women in Seanad Éireann

This is a list of women Senators who have been elected or appointed to Seanad Éireann, the upper house of the Oireachtas, the bicameral parliament of Ireland.

Name Year
Panel/Constituency
Party
Age
Years in Seanad
Costello, EileenEileen Costello 1922 Elected by Dáil Éireann Independent 1922–34
Countess of Desart, Ellen Cuffe,Ellen Cuffe, Countess of Desart 1922 Nominated by the President Independent 65 1922–33
Green, Alice StopfordAlice Stopford Green 1922 Elected by Dáil Éireann Independent 75 1922–29
Wyse Power, JennieJennie Wyse Power 1922 Nominated by the President Independent 64 1922–36
Browne, KathleenKathleen Browne 1929 Elected at a by-election Cumann na nGaedheal 50 1929–36
Concannon, HelenaHelena Concannon 1938 National University of Ireland Fianna Fáil 60 1938–52
Kennedy, Margaret L.Margaret L. Kennedy 1938 Nominated by the Taoiseach Fianna Fáil 46 1938–48
MacWhinney, Linda KearnsLinda Kearns MacWhinney 1938 Industrial and Commercial Panel Fianna Fáil 49 1938
Pearse, Margaret MaryMargaret Mary Pearse 1938 Administrative Panel Fianna Fáil 60 1938–68
Butler, EleanorEleanor Butler 1948 Nominated by the Taoiseach Labour Party 33 1948–51
Davidson, MaryMary Davidson 1950 Industrial and Commercial Panel Labour Party 46 1950–51, 1954–69
Dowdall, JaneJane Dowdall 1951 Industrial and Commercial Panel Fianna Fáil 51 1951–61
Connolly O'Brien, NoraNora Connolly O'Brien 1957 Nominated by the Taoiseach Fianna Fáil 64 1957–69
Ahern, KitKit Ahern 1964 Nominated by the Taoiseach Fianna Fáil 42 1964–77
Desmond, EileenEileen Desmond 1969 Industrial and Commercial Panel Labour Party 36 1969–73
Owens, EvelynEvelyn Owens 1969 Labour Panel Labour Party 38 1969–77
Robinson, MaryMary Robinson 1969 University of Dublin Independent 25 1969–89
Farrell, PeggyPeggy Farrell 1969 Nominated by the Taoiseach Fianna Fáil 48 1969–73
Walsh, MaryMary Walsh 1973 Cultural and Educational Panel Fine Gael 43 1973–76
Cassidy, EileenEileen Cassidy 1977 Nominated by the Taoiseach Fianna Fáil 45 1977–81
Goulding, ValerieValerie Goulding 1977 Nominated by the Taoiseach Fianna Fáil 59 1977–81
Harney, MaryMary Harney 1977 Nominated by the Taoiseach Fianna Fáil 24 1977–81
Honan, TrasTras Honan 1977 Administrative Panel Fianna Fáil 47 1977–93
Hussey, GemmaGemma Hussey 1977 National University of Ireland Independent 38 1977–82
McGuinness, CatherineCatherine McGuinness 1979 National University of Ireland Independent 45 1979–82, 1983–87
Bolger, DeirdreDeirdre Bolger 1981 Industrial and Commercial Panel Fine Gael 43 1981–82
Bulbulia, KatharineKatharine Bulbulia 1981 Administrative Panel Fine Gael 38 1981–89
Kearney, MiriamMiriam Kearney 1981 Nominated by the Taoiseach Fine Gael 22 1981–82
Lawlor, PatsyPatsy Lawlor 1981 Cultural and Educational Panel Fine Gael 48 1981–82
O'Rourke, MaryMary O'Rourke 1981 Nominated by the Taoiseach Fianna Fáil 44 1981–83, 1997–2007
Hannon, CamillaCamilla Hannon 1982 Nominated by the Taoiseach Fianna Fáil 45 1982
Barnes, MonicaMonica Barnes 1982 Labour Panel Fine Gael 46 1982
Taylor-Quinn, MadeleineMadeleine Taylor-Quinn 1982 Cultural and Educational Panel Fine Gael 30 1982, 1993–2002
McAuliffe-Ennis, HelenaHelena McAuliffe-Ennis 1983 Cultural and Educational Panel Labour Party 32 1983–87
Fennell, NualaNuala Fennell 1983 Nominated by the Taoiseach Fine Gael 47 1983–89
Rodgers, BrídBríd Rodgers 1983 Nominated by the Taoiseach Independent 48 1983–87
Wallace, MaryMary Wallace 1987 Administrative Panel Fianna Fáil 29 1987–89
Bennett, OlgaOlga Bennett 1989 Nominated by the Taoiseach Fianna Fáil 42 1989–93
Doyle, AvrilAvril Doyle 1989 Agricultural Panel Fine Gael 40 1989–92, 1997–2002
Hederman, CarmencitaCarmencita Hederman 1989 University of Dublin Independent 49 1989–93
Jackman, MaryMary Jackman 1989 Labour Panel Fine Gael 46 1989–93, 1997–2002
Keogh, HelenHelen Keogh 1989 Nominated by the Taoiseach Progressive Democrats 38 1989–93, 1997–2002
Gallagher, AnnAnn Gallagher 1993 Industrial and Commercial Panel Labour Party 25 1993–97
Henry, MaryMary Henry 1993 University of Dublin Independent 52 1993–2007
Honan, CathyCathy Honan 1993 Industrial and Commercial Panel Progressive Democrats 41 1993–97
Kelly, MaryMary Kelly 1993 Cultural and Educational Panel Labour Party 40 1993–97
McGennis, MarianMarian McGennis 1993 Nominated by the Taoiseach Fianna Fáil 39 1993–97
O'Sullivan, JanJan O'Sullivan 1993 Administrative Panel Labour Party 42 1993–97
Ormonde, AnnAnn Ormonde 1993 Cultural and Educational Panel Fianna Fáil 58 1993–2011
Bhreathnach, NiamhNiamh Bhreathnach 1997 Nominated by the Taoiseach Labour Party 53 1997
Cosgrave, NiamhNiamh Cosgrave 1997 Nominated by the Taoiseach Fine Gael 32 1997
Cox, MargaretMargaret Cox 1997 Industrial and Commercial Panel Fianna Fáil 33 1997–2007
Leonard, AnnAnn Leonard 1997 Nominated by the Taoiseach Fianna Fáil 28 1997–2002
O'Meara, KathleenKathleen O'Meara 1997 Agricultural Panel Labour Party 37 1997–2007
Quill, MáirínMáirín Quill 1997 Nominated by the Taoiseach Progressive Democrats 61 1997–2002
Ridge, ThereseTherese Ridge 1997 Labour Panel Fine Gael 56 1997–2002
Tuffy, JoannaJoanna Tuffy 2002 Administrative Panel Labour Party 37 2002–07
Terry, SheilaSheila Terry 2002 Industrial and Commercial Panel Fine Gael 52 2002–07
White, MaryMary White 2002 Industrial and Commercial Panel Fianna Fáil 57 2002–
Feeney, GeraldineGeraldine Feeney 2002 Labour Panel Fianna Fáil 45 2002–11
Walsh, KateKate Walsh 2002 Nominated by the Taoiseach Progressive Democrats 55 2002–07
Bacik, IvanaIvana Bacik 2007 University of Dublin Independent 39 2007–
Corrigan, MariaMaria Corrigan 2007 Nominated by the Taoiseach Fianna Fáil 2007–11
de Búrca, DéirdreDéirdre de Búrca 2007 Nominated by the Taoiseach Green Party 43 2007–10
Fitzgerald, FrancesFrances Fitzgerald 2007 Labour Panel Fine Gael 56 2007–11
Healy Eames, FidelmaFidelma Healy Eames 2007 Labour Panel Fine Gael 45 2007–
Keaveney, CeciliaCecilia Keaveney 2007 Cultural and Educational Panel Fianna Fáil 38 2007–11
McDonald, LisaLisa McDonald 2007 Nominated by the Taoiseach Fianna Fáil 33 2007–11
McFadden, NickyNicky McFadden 2007 Administrative Panel Fine Gael 44 2007–11
O'Malley, FionaFiona O'Malley 2007 Nominated by the Taoiseach Progressive Democrats 39 2007–11
Prendergast, PhilPhil Prendergast 2007 Labour Panel Labour Party 47 2007–11
Clune, DeirdreDeirdre Clune 2011 Cultural and Educational Panel Fine Gael 51 2011–
Hayden, AideenAideen Hayden 2011 Nominated by the Taoiseach Labour Party 52 2011–
Henry, ImeldaImelda Henry 2011 Industrial and Commercial Panel Fine Gael 44 2011–
Higgins, LorraineLorraine Higgins 2011 Nominated by the Taoiseach Labour Party 31 2011–
Keane, CáitCáit Keane 2011 Labour Panel Fine Gael 61 2011–
Moloney, MarieMarie Moloney 2011 Labour Panel Labour Party 52 2011–
Moran, MaryMary Moran 2011 Nominated by the Taoiseach Labour Party 50 2011–
Noone, CatherineCatherine Noone 2011 Industrial and Commercial Panel Fine Gael 34 2011–
O'Brien, Mary AnnMary Ann O'Brien 2011 Nominated by the Taoiseach Independent 50 2011–
O'Donnell, Marie-LouiseMarie-Louise O'Donnell 2011 Nominated by the Taoiseach Independent 58 2011–
O'Keeffe, SusanSusan O'Keeffe 2011 Agricultural Panel Labour Party 50 2011–
Power, AverilAveril Power 2011 Industrial and Commercial Panel Fianna Fáil 32 2011–
Reilly, KathrynKathryn Reilly 2011 Industrial and Commercial Panel Sinn Féin 22 2011–
van Turnhout, JillianJillian van Turnhout 2011 Nominated by the Taoiseach Independent 43 2011–
Zappone, KatherineKatherine Zappone 2011 Nominated by the Taoiseach Independent 57 2011–

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