|Minister for Defence|
9 March 1982 –14 December 1982
|Preceded by||James Tully|
|Succeeded by||Patrick Cooney|
|Minister for Trade, Commerce and Tourism|
7 October 1982 –27 October 1982
|Preceded by||Desmond O'Malley|
|Succeeded by||Pádraig Flynn|
|Minister for Fisheries and Forestry|
12 December 1979 –30 June 1981
|Preceded by||Brian Lenihan|
|Succeeded by||Tom Fitzpatrick|
June 1969 –June 1989
|Member of the European Parliament|
|Born||19 November 1928|
County Kildare, Ireland
|Died||14 August 2013 84)(aged|
|Political party||Fianna Fáil|
|Children|| Seán Power |
J. J. Power
Patrick Power (19 November 1928 – 14 August 2013)was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician.
Fianna Fáil, officially Fianna Fáil – The Republican Party, is a conservative political party in Ireland.
A national schoolteacher before entering politics, he was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála (TD) for the Kildare constituency at the 1969 general election.
Dáil Éireann is the lower house, and principal chamber, of the Oireachtas, which also includes the President of Ireland and Seanad Éireann. It currently consists of 158 members, known as Teachta Dála. TDs represent 40 constituencies, and are directly elected at least once every five years under the system of proportional representation by means of the single transferable vote (STV). Its powers are similar to those of lower houses under many other bicameral parliamentary systems and it is by far the dominant branch of the Oireachtas. Subject to the limits imposed by the Constitution of Ireland, it has power to pass any law it wishes, and to nominate and remove the Taoiseach. Since 1922, it has met in Leinster House in Dublin.
A TD is a member of Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Oireachtas. It is the equivalent of terms such as 'Member of Parliament' (MP) or 'Member of Congress' used in other countries. The official translation of the term is 'Deputy to the Dáil', although a more literal translation is "Assembly Delegate".
Kildare was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1923 to 1937 and from 1948 to 1997. The method of election was the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).
He served as Minister for Fisheries and Forestry from 1979 to June 1981 and Minister for Defence in the government of March to December 1982.He was briefly Minister for Trade, Commerce and Tourism in October 1982 following the resignation of Desmond O'Malley to challenge for the leadership of the party. He was also a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from 1977 to 1979.
The Minister for Defence is the senior minister at the Department of Defence in the Government of Ireland. The current Minister for Defence is Leo Varadkar, TD.
Desmond Joseph O'Malley is an Irish former politician. Once prominent as a Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála (TD) and government minister in the 1970s and 1980s, he went on to found the Progressive Democrats and serve as the party's first leader from 1985 until 1993. He retired from politics at the 2002 general election.
A Member of the European Parliament (MEP) is a person who has been elected to serve as a popular representative in the European Parliament.
Power retired from politics at the 1989 general election. His son, Seán Power is a former TD and Minister of State.Another son, J. J. Power, served as a Green Party councillor on Kildare County Council. He died on 14 August 2013 in Caragh, County Kildare. He had no connection with the Irish bookmakers of the same name.
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Seán Power is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He was a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Kildare South constituency.
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