Senator Denis O'Donovan has been elected unopposed to the position of Leas Chathaoirleach of the 24th Seanad.

The Leas -Chathaoirleach of the 24th Seanad has said that the Seanad will be under greater scrutiny and examination than any of its predecessors as there is a possibility that this could be its final session.

Denis O'Donovan has said that 'it is now more important than ever, that the current Seanad demonstrates that it can contribute in a significant and meaningful way to the legislative process.'

He continued, 'we need to demonstrate that the Seanad can play a constructive role in helping to tackle some of the problems facing the country.'