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Martin Groves, Clerk of Seanad Éireann

Martin Groves joined the staff of the Houses of the Oireachtas Service in 1992 where he served in a range of roles including Finance Officer, clerk to several Oireachtas committees and the parliamentary procedural offices. He was appointed Clerk of the Seanad in January, 2017, having served as Clerk Assistant since June, 2014. His responsibilities include administration of the work of Seanad Éireann and provision of procedural advice to the Cathaoirleach and Senators. Martin is also the Returning Officer for Seanad elections.

Prior to 1992, Martin served in the Department of Defence, Telecom Éireann and the Department of Posts and Telegraphs. He is a native of Dublin