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Athlone’s Sentaor Gabrielle McFadden has made history by being appointed the first female Government Chief Whip in Seanad Éireann.
Independent Seanad candidate, Alice-Mary Higgins has today urged all those with a Seanad ballot paper to use it as every vote will count in setting the policy agenda for the next Seanad.
Castlebar native Cllr. William Lavelle, a member of South Dublin County Council representing Lucan, is to contest the Seanad elections on the Industrial and Commercial Panel. William, who is a Fine Gael councillor, was first elected to South Dublin County Council in 2009 and was re-elected on the first count in the 2014 local elections. William is the Leader of Fine Gael Group on South Dublin County Council.
Galwaywoman Alice-Mary Higgins is to run as an Independent candidate in the Seanad elections.Ms Higgins, daughter of President Michael D and his wife Sabina, has taken an unpaid leave of absence from the National Women’s Council of Ireland, where she works as a policy co-ordinator, to run as a civil society candidate on the NUI panel.
Seanad Éireann has a very limited electorate, with the only members of the public allowed a say in who sits there being university graduates.
Controversial Fine Gael city councillor Pádraig Conneely has his eye on a Seanad Éireann seat and is likely to be elected to the Upper House of the Oireachtas after the next election.