Brenda Power

Brenda Power is an Irish journalist, barrister and a radio and television broadcaster on Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ) and Newstalk.

Brenda Power
Kilkenny, Ireland
ResidenceDublin, Ireland
EducationBarrister, Journalism
Alma materKing's Inns, College of Commerce, Rathmines
OccupationBroadcaster, Journalist
Known forViews on homosexuality[1]
TelevisionCrimecall, Would You Believe


Power is a former presenter of Crimecall.[2] Prior to this, she filled in for Marian Finucane and Joe Duffy on their respective radio shows. Power worked as a presenter/reporter on Would You Believe, on RTE 1 TV. She has also featured as a panelist in TV3's Midday Programme and RTE's Cutting Edge panel show.

She also presented her own radio shows, including the phone-in programme Your Call on Newstalk, and had worked for RTÉ since 2000, also presented her own show The Brenda Power Show on RTE Radio 1. During the summer of 2006, Power stood in for George Hook on The Right Hook on Newstalk. She has also worked for The Irish Press group writing The People Column in the daily Irish Press, she wrote for Magill and Image Magazines, and as a columnist with The Sunday Times and the Irish Daily Mail.

In 1996, Power qualified as a barrister, specialising in Common Law. Power also works as a media and PR Consultant.[3]

In 2010 she published, The Noughties: From Glitz to Gloom (Collins), about Ireland from the Celtic Tiger to crash and the Recession.

Personal life

Power is the eldest daughter of Patrick and Rose Power of Ballynooney, Mullinavat, Kilkenny, she currently lives in Dublin. She is separated and has five children.[1] She is known for her Catholic viewpoint and conservative opinions. Brenda won the A.T. Cross Young journalist of the year ward in the early Eighties.[4] Power is, a graduate of the College of Commerce, Rathmines, with a Diploma in Journalism. While working as a Journalist, Power studied at the Kings' Inns and was called to the Bar in 1996.


  1. Finnegan, Brian. "Complete Power". GCN. Archived from the original on 26 April 2010.
  2. "'CrimeCall' Goes Live On RTÉ One". Irish Film and Television Network. 28 September 2004. Retrieved 28 September 2004.
  3. Brenda Power, Pegasus Consulting.
  4. A selection of news items from 2007 Munster Express, January 10, 2008
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