Dooley And Garvey Appointed To Seanad

Senators Roisín Garvey and Timmy Dooley

Timmy Dooley and Roisín Garvey have both been appointed to Seanad Éireann.

Roisín Garvey, who was first elected to office when securing a seat on Clare County Council last May, is one of the Green Party’s two nominees, all of which have been confirmed by An Taoiseach Micheál Martin tonight.

A replacement for Ms. Garvey will be co-opted onto Clare County Council in due course, after she takes up her seat.


Meanwhile, former Fianna Fáil TD Timmy Dooley will return to the Seanad, having previously served in the Upper House between 2002 and 2007.

His appointment comes less than five months after he lost his seat in February’s General Election – in the interim period, he had also been unsuccessful in seeking election to the Seanad.

Their appointments bring the total number of Oireachtas representatives from Clare to seven, as they join TDs Joe Carey, Cathal Crowe, Michael McNamara and Violet-Anne Wynne, as well as Senator Martin Conway.