Paying For Their Ho’s


That’s right.

255,000 of them.

Senator Averil Power used Oireachtas facilities to print 73,000 calendars (


Anon writes:

 Have you noticed there is no comments section open for that story (link above) in the Indo on Averil Power. Unlike say this story on Sinn Féin. Must be an oversight…

26 thoughts on “Paying For Their Ho’s

  1. ReproBertie

    Which is the more meaningless electioneering, the christmas cards or the constituency newsletter? Personally I’d judge them to be on a par and since I’m paying for both can I ask that neither be produced at my expense?

    1. Anomanomanom

      No its not the same thing. Not even close. I don’t think either should be used as means to waste money. But some people will genuinely read and find help things in a newsletter.

      1. ReproBertie

        Ah come on. The newsletter contains the same information that every other TD and councillor in the area claimed credit for in their newsletters and it was already covered in the local paper anyway.

          1. irishstu

            I’m talking about how Averil Power’s calendar contains information for the area she doesn’t represent, and is clearly about self-promotion. Much like TD’s newsletters.

      1. All the good ones fly south for winter

        But enough about your Christmas outfit, who is the mysterious earth hating ink and paper wasting hitler printer?

  2. Wayne Carr

    Creighton is speaking about a TD, Power is a Seanadóir, no?

    Also, speaking of Power, you can take the girl out of Fianna Fáil, but you can’t take FF out of the girl.

    1. Neilo

      Better a Mé Féiner, than a Sinn Féiner: at least the banking class only figurativeiy screwed our kids.

        1. Neilo

          I know, Mike, I bore myself sometimes but a trip down Memory Lane never hurts in the run-up to an election.

    1. dhaughton99

      “Senator Power said that she thinks the printing of Christmas cards by Oireachtas members is inappropriate and said there’s a world of difference between a calendar, with useful public information, and a Christmas card.”

      Yeah, Where would you get it?

  3. Paddy

    She’s looking quite pretty of late
    And learned quite a lot from her mates
    There’s no way to know
    Has she asked me to go?
    On Three Hundred and Sixty-Five dates

  4. irishstu

    There’s no evidence for Lucinda’s claim.

    Also, does Averil Power have a constituency if she’s a Senator? She didn’t get elected in Dublin North-East, so how can she claim she represents that area?

    1. Charley

      If you mention him you’ll be accused of ginger-bashing and the Indo will probably have a front page editorial on the subject

  5. Truth in the News

    She has a greater print run than the legendary Pirelli Calendar, whats in it
    Will the Independent sponsor anti Sinn Fein Candidates, will Paul Williams
    run against Mary Lou or Jerry, no point sitting on the fence, got to put your
    money where your mouth is.

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