Leo Varadkar backs Averil Power in Seanad elections
Former TDs Jerry Buttimer, Joe O’Reilly and Colm Keaveney among nominations
Averil Power concedes defeat in the Dublin Bay North count at general election 2016. Photograph: Eric Luke
Mr Varadkar said: “I will be giving Averil Power my number one vote in the Seanad election and urge other Trinity graduates to do the same.
“I have known her since college, where she was an excellent president of the Students’ Union.
“ I really respected her leadership in the marriage equality campaign. She has also been a constructive and effective member of the Seanad and I hope she is re-elected.”
Polling in the Trinity College Seanad elections starts today and closes on 26th April.
A number of unsuccessful candidates in the last general election have been nominated for the Seanad elections.
Gabrielle McFadden and Kieran O’Donnelll of Fine Gael have been nominated for the Cultural and Educational panel.