Gilmore announces Seanad nominee recommendations

21 May 2011

Statement by Eamon Gilmore TD

The Tanaiste and leader of Labour Party Eamon Gilmore has announced that his four recommendations for inclusion in the Taoiseach Enda Kenny's Seanad nominees are: Dr Katherine Zappone, Aideen Hayden, Lorraine Higgins and Mary Moran.

Dr Katherine Zappone is an Irish Human Rights Commissioner and a former CEO of the National Women's Council of Ireland. Aideen Hayden is a solicitor and Chairperson of the housing charity Threshold. Lorraine Higgins is a barrister and Mary Moran is a teacher by profession.

"I am delighted to recommend these four outstanding candidates for inclusion in the Taoiseach's nominees to the Seanad", the Tanaiste said

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