Wednesday 18 October 2017

White must show some political savvy in lion's den after holding gun to GPs' heads

Junior Minister Alex White. Picture: Tom Burke
Junior Minister Alex White. Picture: Tom Burke
Sara Burke

Sara Burke

The circumstance and atmosphere which awaits Minister Alex White's presence this morning at the Irish Medical Organisation's (IMO) AGM is far from ideal.

Alex White became Minister of State with responsibility for Primary Care in controversial circumstances in September 2012 after the resignation of fellow party member Roisin Shortall.

Shortall was shafted by both her Fine Gael and Labour colleagues in the aftermath of the primary care centre farce involving minister James Reilly and stood down on a point of principle.

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