Senator Eileen Flynn
A Donegal senator became the first member of the Traveller community to chair a session of Seanad Éireann this morning.
Cathaoirleach of the upper house, Senator Mark Daly, appointed Eileen Flynn as Cathaoirleach Sealadach, temporary chair, a number of weeks ago.
Delighted to appoint Senator Eileen Flynn as a Cathaoirleach Sealadach— Senator Mark Daly (@SenatorMarkDaly) July 5, 2021
This morning she chaired her first session of Seanad Éireann, following her historic appointment as the 1st member of the Traveller Community to serve in the Dáil or Senate@Love1solidarity @PaveePoint @NWCI pic.twitter.com/6ceOAUM3Rr
Senator Flynn will now step in for the Cathaoirleach in his absence. She possesses most of the powers associated with the role however she cannot expel members.
Eileen Flynn is the first member of the Traveller community to serve in the Houses of the Oireachtas and is one of the Taoiseach's nominees.
Senator Eileen Flynn has become the first member of the Traveller community to chair a session of Seanad Éireann https://t.co/fsfjnB8Ces— RTÉ News (@rtenews) July 5, 2021
Senator Mark Daly congratulated Ms Flynn ahead of her first session as Cathaoirleach Sealadach, this morning.
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