5.2 C
Galway
Home NEWS Sean Kyne is the first elected to new Seanad

Sean Kyne is the first elected to new Seanad

Outgoing Minister of State and former Galway TD Seán Kyne has retained his seat in the Seanad, becoming the first senator elected today.

Minister Kyne was elected to the Seanad Cultural and Educational panel on the 14th count today with a total of 192 votes.

The Fine Gael senator received enough transfers from from Independent councillor Joe Conway to put him over the quota of 188 votes.

The outgoing Minister was appointed to the Seanad by the Taoiseach after losing his Dáil seat in Galway West in the Fenruary election.

Kyne’s nomination in the last few weeks of the previous Seanad came in place of Frankie Feighan, who was the previous nominee before being elected to the Dáil.

Counting for this five seat panel, the first to be chosen, was called to halt on Monday night and resumed this morning.

The electorate for the vocational panels consists of just 1,169 votes, which is made up of 160 TDs, the 60 outgoing senators, and 949 local authority councillors.

For the purpose of counting the votes, each of these is multiplied by 1,000 to avoid issues in later counts.

Following on from the remainder of the cultural and education panel will be counting for the 11 seat agricultural panel, and the Trinity and NUI panels.

 

Briain Kelly
Email: news@galwaydaily.com
- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Plans in the works for 345 apartments in Mervue

A consultation is being sought with An Bord Pleanala regarding the construction of 345 Build-to-Let apartments on the east side of the city.Crown Square...

NUIG research deepens understanding of COVID-19 infections

Researchers at NUI Galway have published the findings of a study which improves our understanding of the process of COVID-19 viral infections.The Advanced Glycoscience...

COVID-19: 93 deaths today and 73 Galway cases

There have been 93 additional deaths related to COVID-19 reported by the Department of Health today, along with 2,001 new confirmed cases.Galway reports 73...