David Davin-Power

David Davin-Power (born 4 April 1952) is an Irish journalist, best known for his work as a political correspondent with RTÉ News and Current Affairs.[1]

David Davin-Power
Davin-Power (right)
Born (1952-04-04) 4 April 1952
Notable credit(s)
RTÉ News and Current Affairs

Personal life

Davin-Power was born in Dublin and was educated at University College Dublin. He is married to Dearbhla Collins, sister of Finghin Collins; he was previously married to Christine Bowen. He has five children, three by his first marriage and two by his second.[2] He is a member of the Church of Ireland.

Broadcasting career

Davin-Power was one of the first presenters of Morning Ireland, along with David Hanly.[3] He is also a former Northern Ireland Editor for RTÉ News and Current Affairs.[4] In the early 1990s, he served as head of news for the now-defunct Century Radio.[5]

In August 2001, he was made Political Correspondent with RTÉ.[1] In March 2009, he made an infamous appearance on RTÉ News: Nine O'Clock from the Fianna Fáil Ardfheis surrounded by members of the party glaring at the camera.[6]

In 2015, Davin-Power co-presented the RTÉ documentary Gallipoli - Ireland's Forgotten Heroes, discussing the World War One campaign from an Irish perspective.[7] Davin-Power's involvement with the programme was motivated in part by the fact that one of his grandfathers, Frank Power from Kimmage in Dublin, enlisted in the Royal Dublin Fusiliers and fought at Gallipoli.[8]


  1. "RTÉ announce appointments". The Irish Times. 8 August 2001. Retrieved 10 December 2009.
  2. Susan Daly (14 June 2008). "Dad's the word". Independent.ie. Archived from the original on 1 May 2009. Retrieved 18 September 2010.
  3. "Star of the Day: Morning Ireland". RTÉ Guide. Archived from the original on 11 September 2012. Retrieved 10 December 2009.
  4. "RTÉ News Interactive: Westminster Election and Referenda". RTÉ News. 9 June 2001. Archived from the original on 11 October 2009. Retrieved 10 December 2009.
  5. O'Carroll, Lisa (19 April 1991). "Century licence in jeopardy". Broadcast.
  6. "You've been framed". The Irish Times. 7 March 2009. Retrieved 10 December 2009.
  7. "Gallipoli - Ireland's Forgotten Heroes". Trinity College Dublin. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  8. "Davin-Power's simple touch, a tie filled with symbolism". Daily Mail. 18 May 2011.
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