Thursday, January 21, 2010

Mooney Tunes!

There was a warm welcome in the Seanad this week for well-known journalist and broadcaster Paschal Mooney has he was elected in the by-election following the untimely death of Senator Peter Callanan.

The count took place in Leinster House on Tuesday morning and Mooney was elected on the first count with 114 votes, ensuring his return to the Seanad on the Agricultural Panel.

The County Leitrim native received the unanimous nomination of the Fianna Fail parliamentary party to stand in the by-election after receiving more than 48,000 votes in last June’s European Elections.

Senator Mooney lives in Drumshambo in Co Leitrim with his wife Sheila and their five children.

Welcome back Senator Mooney!

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