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Seanad Eireannthe upper house of the Parliament, or OIREACHTAS, of the Republic of Ireland, which is composed of 60 members of whom 11 are nominated by the TAOISEACH, or Prime Minister, and 49 are elected. Of the elected members, six represent Dublin University and the National University of Ireland. The other 43 are elected by an electorate comprising members of the new DAIL, the outgoing senators and members of county and borough councils from various panels representing agriculture, the arts, industry, commerce and professions and public administration.
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