Averil Power

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Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA

Two out of five people said they had avoided visiting their doctor because they could not afford the appointment fee, a new survey has found. Some 4(...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris and Irish Cancer Society chief executive Averil Power during the launch of Daffodil Day at the Citywest Hotel. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

One person dies from cancer every hour in Ireland and 40,000 will be diagnosed with cancer or a related tumour this year, the launch of the annual Daf(...)

Former Fianna Fáil senator Averil Power. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Former Fianna Fáil senator Averil Power has been appointed chief executive of the Irish Cancer Society. Ms Power ran unsuccessfully for a Dáil seat (...)

The letter points to the political and financial support which successive Irish governments have given the Palestinian people. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

Almost 90 leading artists, academics and former ambassadors have signed a letter to Taoiseach Enda Kenny urging the Government to formally recognise t(...)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone: Eager to publish the Bill and have it passed by the Oireachtas without delay. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

More than 50,000 adopted people are to be given the right to their birth certificates for the first time under new legislation to be published by the (...)

Former senator Averil Power takes a self-defence class with Krav Maga instructor Patrick Cumiskey  in his training gym at Portobello, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The number of assaults and incidents of sexual violence reported to An Garda Síochána has increased, according to the latest crime statistics. Report(...)

Former Fianna Fáil senator Averil Power has been appointed chief executive of the Asthma Society. Ms Power, who has asthma herself, ran unsuccessful(...)

Enda Kenny: deciding who to appoint  to the Upper House. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is understood to be considering appointing Independent Averil Power to the Seanad. Mr Kenny has the power to select 11 candidate(...)

Lynn Ruane, President of Trinity College Students Union with her daughters Jaelynne and Jordanne. “She will be one of the most interesting politicians in the new Oireachtas, irrespective of how long it lasts.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

It is truly to be hoped that Seanad Éireann will never again be elected under the current absurd system. That said, the 2016 Seanad results have throw(...)

David Norris has been elected to the Seanad on the University of Dublin panel. He was elected on the first count with 4070 votes late on Tuesday night

David Norris has been elected to the Seanad on the University of Dublin panel. He was elected on the first count with 4070 votes late on Tuesday nigh(...)

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