3 Kildare senators are taking part in the first sitting of the 26th Seanad is this afteroon at Dublin's Convention Centre.
The names of the 49 elected members of the Upper House have been read out by the Clerk, including Athy's Mark Wall and Rathangan's Fiona O'Loughlin along with Taoiseach Micheal Martin's 11 nominees, including Naas' Vincent P. Martin.
They will shortly elect a cathaoirleach.
Fianna Fail Senator Lisa Chambers has proposed party colleague Senator Mark Daly to take the position:
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