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#Averil Power

# averil-power - Sunday 6 March, 2016

'It was like being hit by a truck at 100 miles per hour' - Former TDs on the devastation of losing their seats

High-profile casualties of the election have opened up about the pain of not being reelected.

# averil-power - Thursday 24 December, 2015

The 9 at 9: Christmas Eve

Just one more sleep until Christmas. Here’s what you need to know.

# averil-power - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

Averil Power defends using taxpayers' money to print 73,000 calendars

The independent senator said there’s “a world of difference” between her calendars and Christmas cards.

# averil-power - Monday 7 December, 2015

These politicians did a mortifying fashion show on TV3 this morning

We’d advise them all to stick to the day job.

# averil-power - Sunday 23 August, 2015

Former Fianna Fáil senator Averil Power to stand in next general election

She has said the success of the Adoption Bill has been the instigator for her participation.

# averil-power - Thursday 25 June, 2015

Cork Mayor launches attack on Fianna Fáil as he resigns from party

Alan Coleman is not impressed with Micheál Martin.

# averil-power - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

Back to the future: Haughey could be running for the Dáil after tomorrow night

The son of the late former taoiseach is the favourite to take the Fianna Fáil nomination in Dublin Bay North.

# averil-power - Saturday 20 June, 2015

# averil-power - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Don't hold your breath for that new political party...

Analysis: The latest stories about a new party being imminent are nothing new.

# averil-power - Monday 8 June, 2015

'Cute-hoorism of the worst kind': Averil Power has ANOTHER go at Fianna Fáil

The senator has launched another attack on her former party.

# averil-power - Sunday 7 June, 2015

Is Averil Power about to enter the 'Battle of the Bay'?

The former Fianna Fáil senator is being tipped to run as an independent in the next general election.

# averil-power - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

Our newest Senator is ‘dismayed’ at being denied entry to independent group

Averil Power got the nod, but Gerard Craughwell did not.

# averil-power - Sunday 31 May, 2015

The 9 at 9: Sunday

It’s the weekend. Here’s everything you need to know as you take it easy.

After Averil's shock departure, how do other parties shape up in terms of women?

We spoke to all of the main parties about reaching the 30% gender quota.

# averil-power - Thursday 28 May, 2015

'Averil did us an amazing disservice and I feel like her inconvenient truth'

Dublin councillor Paul McAuliffe on why his emotions went from disappointment to deflation and then finally to anger on Monday.

# averil-power - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

‘It did not happen’: Barry Cowen insists Averil Power wasn’t laughed at

The Fianna Fáil TD gave his version of events to TheJournal.ie today.

Lucinda denies Yes Kilkenny page was a ‘front’ for Renua

The party’s leader has dismissed any wrongdoing.

Are you more likely to vote for an independent TD? State Of The Nation This post contains a poll

Are you more likely to vote for an independent TD?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

Whatever about What Averil Did Next, what about the future of the Soldiers of Destiny?

How will the party cope with the sudden loss of Averil Power – aka 50% of its female parliamentarians?

Averil Power gets new office after Fianna Fáil tell her to make way for new TD

The independent senator was asked to leave her office in Leinster House just hours after her resignation from the party.

# averil-power - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

As Fianna Fáil weathers its week from hell, two former ministers are planning comebacks

Martin Mansergh and John Curran, please step forward.

A 'male and stale' Fianna Fáil welcomed its newest TD to Leinster House today

Bobby Aylward’s arrival in the Dáil has been somewhat overshadowed by the Averil Power resignation.

Disaster for Fianna Fáil as prominent Yes Equality campaigner quits

Meanwhile, Senator Averil Power said she was “laughed at and made feel like an eejit” for suggesting colleagues campaign for a Yes vote.

Will Fine Gael and Labour come to blows over Aer Lingus sale?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

Poll: Will you vote for Fianna Fáil in the next general election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you vote for Fianna Fáil in the next general election?

Senator Averil Power’s departure has led to questions about the party.

'She's done a hatchet job on Micheál Martin': Averil Power's former pals aren't happy

Fianna Fáil TDs and Senators hit back at their former colleague yesterday.

# averil-power - Monday 25 May, 2015

Averil Power said A LOT of harsh things about Fianna Fáil today

The independent senator launched a scathing attack on her now-former party today.

Averil Power launches scathing attack on Fianna Fáil as she quits party

The Senator described Micheál Martin as “a leader without any followers” and said the party is “simply not fit for government”.

# averil-power - Sunday 24 May, 2015

Turns out no one wants a 21-year-old president No Country For Young Men This post contains videos

Turns out no one wants a 21-year-old president

Spare a thought for Niall Horan.

# averil-power - Saturday 23 May, 2015

13 heroes of the Yes campaign

The Irish people have voted for same-sex marriage but some campaigners deserve a special mention.

# averil-power - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

Senator: I don't think it's appropriate to teach children about same-sex marriage

The No side has dismissed claims they’re using “dirty tactics”.

# averil-power - Sunday 17 May, 2015

Politicians tell us why they're voting Yes or No Marriage Referendum This post contains videos

Politicians tell us why they're voting Yes or No

Do you support same-sex marriage?

# averil-power - Thursday 30 April, 2015

Some older gay people are 'excruciatingly lonely' and 'struggle to exist'

Pat Carey has said many people of his generation have contacted him since he came out publicly.

# averil-power - Saturday 25 April, 2015

'It took me 65-and-a-bit years to summon up the courage to talk about being gay'

Pat Carey said he’d like to get married, but might have left it too late.

# averil-power - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

Senator: I was called a Nazi and threatened with rape for supporting Palestine Abuse This post contains videos

Senator: I was called a Nazi and threatened with rape for supporting Palestine

Fianna Fáil’s Averil Power also spoke to TheJournal.ie about Micheál Martin’s leadership.

# averil-power - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

'If my daughter was raped I'd never force her to carry a child' Abortion This post contains videos

'If my daughter was raped I'd never force her to carry a child'

“I’m very conscious that I was an unwanted pregnancy.”

# averil-power - Friday 30 January, 2015

'I've seen children using e-cigs and that is terrifying'

If passed, a new bill will mean ‘vaping’ becomes subject to the same regulation as ordinary cigarettes

# averil-power - Friday 16 January, 2015

'UFC isn't ultra-violent, it's incredible' - Senator defends MMA

Averil Power said other sports are much more dangerous.

# averil-power - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Adoption group urges support for new law to stop adoptees 'feeling like pariahs'

James Reilly has said that the Adoption Bill will benefit from further consultation.

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