Call for Candidates to Nominate for Election in the Administrative Panel of Seanad Éireann

Article 18 of the Constitution of Ireland provides for Senators elected as panel representatives to be “persons having knowledge and practical experience of... social services including voluntary social activities”. 

A number of nominating bodies for the Seanad Administrative Panel are seeking applications from individuals who wish to be nominated as a candidate for the Administrative Panel in the April 2016 Seanad Election. Interested persons should apply by way of email to attaching a letter detailing their suitability for selection as per the candidate criteria agreed by the Panel nominating bodies. 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Monday 29 February 2016.

Download relevant documents:
Phone 01 873 5702 for further information.

Background to Call

There are 14 nominating bodies which include Inclusion Ireland,, Center for Independent Living, The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland, Co-operative Housing Ireland and Disability Federation of Ireland. The other organisations are awaiting sign off from their boards.

The Carmichael Centre for Voluntary Groups is facilitating the process.