Prelude

Cromadh ar obair an lae ar 12.15 p.m.

(Minister without Portfolio), entered and announced that he had been authorised by the Governor-General to administer the Oath to the Members of Seanad Eireann.

The CLERK

read the following communication:—

"Vice Regal Lodge, Dublin.

"To EAMON DUGGAN, Esq., T.D.

"I hereby authorise and empower you to administer to each Member of Seanad Eireann the Oath prescribed by Article 17 of the Constitution of the Irish Free State, and to present the same to each Member for subscription.

"Given at Dublin, this 11th day of

December, 1922.

"T.M. HEALY,

"Governor-General."

SEANADÓIRÍ DO CHUR FÉ MHÓID NO FÉ DHEARBHÚ.

(Swearing or Affirming of Senators).

The Senators took and subscribed the Oath in the following order:—

Sir Thomas Henry Grattan Esmonde.

Edmund W. Eyre.

Martin Fitzgerald.

Dowager Countess of Desart.

Henry Seymour Guinness.

John Bagwell.

Lord Glenavy.

Tomás Mac Partholáin (Thomas McPartlin).

John Thomas O'Farrell.

Thomas Farren.

Sir Nugent Talbot Everard, Bart.

Richard A. Butler.

Thomas Linehan.

Thomas Westropp Bennet.

Benjamin Haughton.

James C. Dowdall.

Michael O'Dea.

James J. McKean.

John McLoughlin.

B. O'Rourke.

James Joseph Parkinson.

Sir Bryan Mahon.

Sir John Purser Griffith.

The Marquis of Headfort.

Arthur Jackson.

Captain J.H. Greer.

Andrew Jameson.

Henry Givens Burgess.

James Perry Goodbody, Junr.

James Moran.

The Earl of Wicklow.

James Greene Douglas.

Henry L. Barniville.

William B. Yeats.

Doctor George Sigerson.

Dr. Oliver St. John Gogarty.

Mrs. Alice Stopford Green.

Eibhlín Bean Mhic Choisdealbha (Mrs. E. Costelloe).

Dr. William O'Sullivan.

Siobhán Bean an Phaoraigh (Mrs. Wyse-Power).

Peter de Loughry.

Muiris O Mórtha.

Sir William Hutcheson Poe.

Eamonn Mac Giollaiasachta (Edward Mac Lysaght).

Con S. Cun Deiridh (Cornelius Irwin).