This post was updated throughout the count and featured the progress of all the Roscommon connections involved in elections to the 25th Seanad. Here’s a report on how the counts finished.
Latest update:Thursday at 3pm
Roscommon’s interest in the voting stage has now ended. It will be interesting to see if anyone from Roscommon is selected as one of the 11 Taoiseach’s representatives after the Government is formed.
In addition there will be a newcomer to Roscommon County Council following Cllr. Maura Hopkins’ election.
Cllr. Maura Hopkins has been elected after exceeding the quota with 155,914 votes.
Industrial and Commercial Panel
Cllr. Nigel Dineen claimed 79,028 Votes and missed out on a seat, finishing 10th in the nine seat panel. He was eliminated after the 34th count.
Westmeath Cllr. Aengus O’Rourke, who lives in County Roscommon, was eliminated earlier.
Outgoing Senator Terry Leyden has been re-elected with 92,102 votes after the 20th count.
Dr. Martin Daly was eliminated after the 22nd count, having amassed 2,089 votes.
Creagh’s Barry Johnson was eliminated after the 12th count – he had received 583 votes after the 11th count.
There are no Roscommon candidates involved in that election.
Cultural and Educational panel
Castlerea native Dr. Keith Swanick was elected to the Cultural and Educational panel of the 25th Seanad on Monday night.The Belmullet based GP was elected on the 19th count having exceeded the Quota of 184,320 with 205,320 votes. He became the second person to be elected following Fintan Warfield, who was elected on the 1st count.
We will have updates from all the counts on twitter.com/RoscommonDaily
Seanad Éireann consists of sixty senators, composed as follows:
Eleven nominated by the Taoiseach, three elected by graduates of the National University of Ireland, three elected by graduates of the University of Dublin (Trinity College) and 43 elected from five special “panels” of nominees, nominated by TDs, outgoing Senators and members of City and County Councils.
- Seven seats on the Administrative Panel: Public administration and social services (including the voluntary sector).
- Eleven seats on the Agricultural Panel: Agriculture and the fisheries.
- Five seats on the Cultural and Educational Panel: Education, the arts, the Irish language and Irish culture and literature.
- Nine seats on the Industrial and Commercial Panel: Industry and commerce (including engineering and architecture).
- Eleven seats on the Labour Panel