Assumed office |
|Constituency||Cultural and Educational Panel|
|Born||Castlerea, Roscommon, Ireland|
|Political party||Fianna Fáil|
Originally from Castlerea in County Roscommon, Swanick and his wife run a GP Practice in Belmullet on the Erris Peninsula. He is also the Secretary of the National Association of Irish General Practitioners.
He was chosen as a candidate for Fianna Fáil in a Seanad by-election after the retirement of Jimmy Harte which was won by Labour's Mairia Cahill. He initially considered contesting the 2016 general election in the Roscommon-Galway constituency but declined.
- "Quarter of senate seats filled". RTÉ News. Retrieved 26 April 2016.