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Posted 19 November 2013

Fourteen UCD staff elected to fifth Governing Authority

Counting of votes in UCD staff panel elections to the fifth Governing Authority took place on Wednesday, 13 November 2013 under the direction of the Returning Officer, Professor Michael P. Ryan.

Three outgoing members of the professorial staff panel were re-elected: Professors Joe Carthy, Patrick Guiry and Dermot Moran. They will be joined on the new Authority by Professors Alan Baird, Orla Feely and Imelda Maher, who were elected for the first time.

Three outgoing members of the non-professorial academic staff panel were also re-elected: Dr Joe Brady, Dr Marie Clarke and Mr John Dunnion. They will be joined by Dr Russell Higgs and Dr Wolfgang Marx, who were elected for the first time.

One outgoing member of the non-academic staff panel, Hugo O'Donnell, was re-elected. He will be joined by Margaret Brindley and Paul Harkin, who were elected for the first time.

The full results were as follows:

Professorial Staff Panel (6 seats):

BAIRD, Alan 61 (E)
CARTHY, Joe 85 (E)
FEELY, Orla 90 (E)
GALLAGHER, William 40
GUIRY, Patrick 78 (E)
MAHER, Imelda 69 (E)
MORAN, Dermot 83 (E)

Non-Professorial Academic Staff Panel (5 seats):

ALLEN, Kieran 99
BRADY, Joseph 178 (E)
BROWNE, David 51
CLARKE, Marie 197 (E)
DUNNION, John 177 (E)
GIBNEY, Eileen 73
HIGGS, Russell 184 (E)
MARX, Wolfgang 199 (E)
TIMONEY, David 44

Non-Academic Staff Panel (3 seats; election conducted under Proportional Representation system based on Second Schedule 1947 Seanad Electoral Act)


  • BRINDLEY, Margaret 1st count
  • O'DONNELL, Hugo 2nd count
  • HARKIN, Paul 4th count

Quota 146.751

Candidates Vote (1st Preferences)

  • BRINDLEY, Margaret 211
  • FRENCH, Robert 089
  • HARKIN, Paul 095
  • O'DONNELL, Hugo 111
  • WALSH, Brídín 081

The fifth Governing Authority will hold office for the period 01 February 2014 to 31 January 2019.

Governing Authority Secretariat


(Produced by UCD University Relations)


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