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Leader of the Seanad

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Leader of the Seanad

The Leader of the Seanad is the leader of the government senators in Seanad Éireann, the upper house of the Oireachtas, the legislature of Ireland. Since April 2011, the incumbent is Maurice Cummins of Fine Gael.


Name Term of office Party
Thomas Mullins 1961 1973 Fianna Fáil
Michael J. O'Higgins 1 June 1973 27 October 1977 Fine Gael
Eoin Ryan, Snr 27 October 1977 8 October 1981 Fianna Fáil
Gemma Hussey 8 October 1981 26 March 1982 Fine Gael
Eoin Ryan, Snr 26 March 1982 21 December 1982 Fianna Fáil
James Dooge 21 December 1982 3 April 1987 Fine Gael
Mick Lanigan 3 April 1987 16 May 1990 Fianna Fáil
Seán Fallon 16 May 1990 23 January 1992 Fianna Fáil
G. V. Wright 23 January 1992 20 December 1994 Fianna Fáil
Maurice Manning 20 December 1994 17 September 1997 Fine Gael
Donie Cassidy 17 September 1997 26 June 2002 Fianna Fáil
Mary O'Rourke 26 June 2002 3 July 2007 Fianna Fáil
Donie Cassidy 3 July 2007 25 May 2011 Fianna Fáil
Maurice Cummins 25 May 2011 Incumbent Fine Gael


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