The Taoiseach, Micheál Martin TD, has announced his eleven nominees to Seanad Éireann.
He has also advised the President to convene the first meeting of the new Seanad on Monday 29 June.
Senator Regina Doherty will be the Leader of the Seanad.
The eleven Senators are –
Lorraine Clifford Lee
Mary Seery Kearney
Vincent P Martin