Saturday 29 April 2017

Alex White's mother will be voting Yes - and it's not just for her son, the minister

Communications Minister Alex White with his brother Seamus and his mother Agatha. Photo: Damien Eagers
Communications Minister Alex White with his brother Seamus and his mother Agatha. Photo: Damien Eagers
Lise Hand

Lise Hand

Communications Minister Alex White was ensconced at a table in the Merrion Hotel alongside his brother Seamus and their mother Agatha.

Over pots of tea and cups of coffee, the trio were recounting how Seamus - who is the youngest of seven siblings - came out to his mother as gay. And he really picked his moment.

"I told her on Christmas night 1988 when we were at my sister's house," he explained. "It was about 10 o'clock in the evening, when he had a few beers on board," added Alex.

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