Seanad - the University Constituency
National University of Ireland
The National University of Ireland (NUI) can elect 3 members to the Seanad. The NUI consists of:
- University College Dublin
- University College Cork
- National University of Ireland, Galway
- National University of Ireland, Maynooth.
Graduates of St. Angela's College, Sligo may vote in the Seanad elections as it is a college of NUI Galway which is a constituent university.
The NUI also awards degrees in a number of other colleges. The graduates of these "recognised colleges" with NUI awards may also vote in the Seanad elections. The recognised colleges are:
- Royal College of Surgeons
- National College of Art and Design
- Shannon College of Hotel Management
- Institute of Public Administration
- Milltown Institute
There are also formerly recognised colleges. Graduates of these colleges who hold an NUI award may also vote in the Seanad elections. Formerly recognised colleges include:
- St. Patrick's College, Maynooth (now the University of Maynooth)
- Our Lady of Mercy College, Carysfort
- Mary Immaculate College of Education, Limerick (now a college of the University of Limerick)
- St. Patrick's College of Education, Drumcondra (now a college of Dublin City University)
- NIHE, Limerick (now the University of Limerick)
- Thomond College of Education, Limerick (now part of the University of Limerick)
- St Angela's College of Education, Sligo
University of Dublin (Trinity College)
The University of Dublin may also elect 3 members of the Seanad. This means that graduates of Trinity College may vote in the election. There are also a number of other colleges that award University of Dublin degrees, including the Dublin Institute of Technology. Graduates of these colleges who hold a University Of Dublin degree may also vote in the Seanad election.