Seanad Éireann (Irish Free State)

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Seanad Éireann (Irish pronunciation: [ˈʃan̪ˠəd̪ˠ ˈeːɾʲən̪ˠ]; Senate of Ireland) was the upper house of the Oireachtas (parliament) of the Irish Free State from 1922 to 1936. It has also been known simply as the Senate, First Seanad, Free State Senate or Free State Seanad. The Senate was established under the 1922 Constitution of the Irish Free State but a number of constitutional amendments were subsequently made to change the manner of its election and its powers. It was eventually abolished in 1936 when it attempted to obstruct constitutional reforms favoured by the government. It sat, like its modern successor, in Leinster House.[1]

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Seanad Éireann
Type
Type
History
Established11 December 1922 (1922-12-11)
Disbanded29 May 1936 (1936-05-29)
Preceded bySenate of Southern Ireland
Succeeded bySeanad Éireann
Leadership
Lord Glenavy (1922–28)
Thomas Westropp Bennett (1928–1936)
Structure
Seats60
Length of term
3, 6, 9 or 12 years
Elections
Meeting place
Seanad Chamber, Leinster House, Dublin
Constitution
Constitution of the Irish Free State
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