Brenda Power has been in journalism for 36 years, since entering the Rathmines College of Commerce journalism course, then the only one in the country, in 1980.
She worked for the Irish Press and Sunday Press, initially as a news reporter, later as a feature writer and columnist, and then moved to the Sunday Tribune as a reporter, feature writer, and columnist.
Brenda worked as a presenter/reporter in RTE on the series Would You Believe, and also for two years as presenter of Crime Call. In radio, she stood in for Marian Finucane and Joe Duffy, as well as presenting several series of shows of her own, including a daily live interview series and a Sunday morning moral maze-type programme called The Grey Area.
Brenda worked for Newstalk for two years presenting a daily morning phone-in show. She has worked for The Sunday Times for 13 years as a columnist, and for the Irish Daily Mail, also as a columnist, for 10 years.
Brenda was called to the Bar in 1996 and is currently working as a barrister as well as a journalist and occasional broadcaster. Most recently, she presented two series of The Media Show on RTE Radio 1.