Paddy Power (Irish politician)
Patrick Power (19 November 1928 – 14 August 2013) was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician.
|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|
J. J. Power
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.
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.
- "Death notice of Paddy Power, Caragh, Kildare, Ireland". RIP.ie. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
- "Patrick Power". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 9 November 2012.
- "Paddy Power". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 9 November 2012.
- "Former FF minister Paddy Power dies at 84". RTÉ News. 15 August 2013.
| Minister for Fisheries and Forestry
| Minister for Defence
| Minister for Trade, Commerce and Tourism