Averil Power – Vision. Energy. Impact.


As the first person in my family to finish school, I got involved in politics to campaign for everyone to have a fair start in life, regardless of where they live or how much money their parents earn.

This vision has motivated my work as Trinity Students Union President, as a policy adviser in the Department of Education and as a Senator.

At the same time, my Trinity business education has informed my belief that a strong economy and pro-enterprise policies are necessary to provide the resources needed to build a fairer society.

Since my election to Seanad in 2011, I have earned a reputation as a caring, principled and effective public representative.

While enjoying the advantages of being Independent, I also have a proven ability to build alliances. This approach has helped me deliver positive change and make a real difference to people’s lives.

With your Number One Vote, I will prioritise issues such as increased investment in education, protecting Trinity’s reputation, promoting entrepreneurship, improving our mental health services, fighting for equality and protecting the environment.