Former minister Alex White set for return to politics after disastrous 2016 election
FORMER minister Alex White appears set for a return to politics as a Labour Party councillor on Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.
Alex White is a former Irish Labour politician. He was the TD for the Dublin South constituency from 2011 to 2016 and held various Ministerial positions throughout his career.
FORMER minister Alex White appears set for a return to politics as a Labour Party councillor on Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.
The government is to spend €275m on an “initial stimulus” for the National Broadband Plan, just over half the sum originally pledged for the rural...
The Government's highly anticipated planning guidelines for the wind energy industry prohibit the construction of high-powered turbines within a...
According to the Romans, air only becomes wind when it is agitated, and it could scarcely be more so, especially in the context of the placing of high-powered turbines.
Labour ministers Alex White and Alan Kelly have clashed over the future of wind turbines in rural areas, the Sunday Independent can reveal.
Communications Minister Alex White has said he is confident that Ireland will meet international renewable energy targets by 2020.
The Labour Party has said it believes more than 5,000 refugees could be given sanctuary in Ireland as the Government comes under increasing pressure to play a greater role in addressing the...
Labour backbench rebels have fired a shot across the bows of party leader Joan Burton over her plans for a General Election vote transfer pact with Coalition partners Fine Gael.
The firm operating the State's only oil refinery has received a cash injection of $200m.
Last weekend saw the start of the political silly season. Spooked by a few carefully targeted media questions, gullible Fianna Fail and Labour politicians began a charge towards the cliffs.
Tánaiste Joan Burton has sought to distance herself from remarks made by Communications Minister Alex White about a pre-election deal with Fine Gael.
The Labour Party has given its strongest signal to date that it is angling for a pre-election pact to be formed with Fine Gael ahead of the general election.
The Labour Party is moving towards signing up to a vote transfer pact with Fine Gael in a bid to salvage its general election prospects.
Communications Minister Alex White says the Government must accept the embarrassment over Irish Water debacle, but that it is worth...
Former Fine Gael strategist and Rehab director Frank Flannery has ruled out taking legal action against the Dail’s Spending Watchdog.
AN IRISH town hopes to create 500 new jobs within five years thanks to a high-speed digital hub test project which offers the fastest broadband in the country.
The launch of Ireland's new postcode system 'Eircode' has been marred by controversy, with many experts claiming the €27m project is "not fit for purpose".
Communications Minister Alex White has defended the country’s new national postcodes, saying any “anomalies” with the system are the result of...
Hundreds of businesses have shown interest in paying for Ireland's new postcode as it went live for the first time.
Millions of homes and businesses across the country are set to get a new individual 7 digit 'Eircode' after Ireland's first national post code service, Eircode, launches today.
I was reading my first eBook last week, the Kindle edition of a novel called Chasing Dragons by Eddie Naughton - a very decent piece of work about heroin and the damage it has done to the old...
Energy Minister Alex White was quick out of the traps yesterday to praise ESB International's contract with Saudi Arabia to project-manage the construction of a gas-fired power plant in a remote region of the kingdom.
Former Tánaiste Michael McDowell was "chancing his arm" when he said new media ownership guidelines should be imposed retrospectively, Communications Minister Alex White has said.
It was a good-news story that brought the Taoiseach, and what he jokingly pointed out was "a quarter of the Government", to the (sort-of)...
The Communications Minister will have the power to decide if a proposed merger between companies involved in media is in the public interest.
Financial constraints could hamper Ireland’s battle to confront climate change.
The Government "got it wrong" on last month's presidential age referendum, Communications Minister Alex White has conceded.
Legislation to clamp down on television licence dodgers will be cleared by Government before the summer, Communications Minister Alex White has said.
Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe has conceded that the fate of Aer Lingus now rests with Ryanair.
At the end of the televised debate Miriam O'Callaghan thanked her guests for taking care in what proved a civilised discussion on the Marriage Equality Referendum.
It's only Wednesday. But Alex White will be hard to top for political understatement of the week.
LABOUR’s Alex White has insisted there is “no problem” over his being chosen to lead the Government’s side in the last RTE television debate on the same-sex marriage referendum.
LABOUR's Alex White has insisted there is "no problem" over his being chosen to lead the Government's side in the last RTE television debate on the same-sex marriage referendum.
There is nothing like an opinion poll (or two) to interfere with the blood pressures of politicians of all stripes. And various numbers which materialised in recent days would've done little to quell the...
Labour's Alex White has insisted there is "no problem" over his being chosen to lead the Government's side in the last RTE television debate on the same-sex marriage referendum.
LABOUR’s Alex White has insisted there is 'no problem' over his being chosen to lead the Government’s side in the last RTE television debate on the same-sex marriage referendum.
The Government last night dismissed claims by the country's Catholic bishops that teachers who uphold Catholic teaching could face lawsuits, should the same-sex marriage referendum pass.
The Government has clashed with the Catholic hierarchy over claims teachers who uphold Catholic policy on marriage will be taken to court if the same-sex marriage referendum is passed.
There is mounting unease within the 'Yes' campaign that uncertainty around the issue of surrogacy could see Friday's same-sex marriage referendum defeated.
Health Minister Leo Varadkar has been forced off RTÉ's final television debate ahead of next week's Marriage Equality referendum after a row...
Communications Minister Alex White was ensconced at a table in the Merrion Hotel alongside his brother Seamus and their mother Agatha.
The country's telecoms watchdog has moved to reassure people that radiation levels from mobile phone masts are safe after an international group of scientists claimed that wifi and mobile...
The Dail was suspended for a time today as a prolonged row over interest rate cuts led to mayhem.
RTÉ has been told to consider selling its flagship asset and headquarters in Donnybrook to help solve its financial problem.
A delegation of Fine Gael TDs is to meet Communications Minister Alex White after serious concerns were raised over Eirgrid's pylon plans.
A delegation of Fine Gael TDs is to meet Communications Minister Alex White after serious concern was raised over Eirgrid's pylon plans.
DON'T you just hate it when you feel you have been mugged?
A NEW app for smartphones has seen independent broadcasters and RTE join forces to bring the country’s 43 radio stations to the one place.
TANAISTE Joan Burton said the No campaign's posters showing an "ideal family" are "insulting" to people raised by single or adoptive parents.
It's hard to know whether to laugh or cry listening to Irish Government ministers kick for touch.
We really are a remarkably odd little country at times.
Minister for Communications Alex White said he will not make a decision on the sale of RTE's site in Donnybrook until the board of the State broadcaster report to him in the summer.
An Post could be given unprecedented access to Sky and UPC customer data to clamp down on TV licence dodgers.
Minister for Communications Alex White TD has proposed to tackle TV licence evasion by...
The Government will tomorrow finally decide that the €160 household broadcast charge will not happen this side of a general election.
A much loved elderly family member, who played club rugby throughout his youth and gained provincial honours, used to row with me about...
On the morning of the Wales versus Ireland game in Cardiff last month we rang John Feehan, CEO of the Six Nations, on the issue of timing.
SENIOR Fine Gael figures have rowed in behind proposals to make Six Nations matches 'free to air' in a move that is likely to cause tensions with the IRFU.
PLANS by Communications Minister Alex White to add the Six Nations to a list of free-to-air sporting events may depend on the European Commission agreeing that the matches are of cultural...
FORMER Minister Pat Rabbitte has accused RTE of broadcasting a “constant negative stream of commentary about Irish Water”.
COMMUNICATIONS Minister Alex White says he is in favour of adding Six Nations matches to the ‘free-to-air list’ but says no decision has been taken yet.
Last Wednesday, at the Oireachtas Justice Committee, Senator James Heffernan asked the Garda Commissioner the most important question in Irish politics: does the IRA exist or not?
RTé is facing a further Government backlash as members of Fine Gael rowed in behind a scathing attack by former Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte.
IRELAND's Six Nations rugby games may soon be restricted only to subscribers of pay-to-view channels.
The Government has appointed a new chairperson of the Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg).
Alex White, Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources has today appointed Jeremy Godfrey as Chairperson of the Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg), the communications watchdog.
The retirement pensions of Labour Cabinet ministers will cost almost €15m, the Sunday Independent can reveal.
It may be an old story, but it is still, just about, a funny one.
The Government cannot “promise” that superfast fibre broadband will be rolled out to all homes in certain provincial areas, Rural Affairs Minister...
The eyes of the Opposition lit up when Alex White sidled into the seat usually occupied by the Tánaiste during the Thursday session of Leaders' Questions. There's nothing like the prospect of giving the...
THE Government were today accused of not backing expressions of concern for prison officer safety with real resources.
Several Cabinet ministers last year intervened to bump up the pay of their special advisers, above the level originally proposed by Brendan Howlin's spending department.
scrapping RTE's controversial dual-funding model is "categorically" not Government policy, a spokesman for Communications Minister Alex White has said.
FORMER minister Róisín Shortall questioned the decision to approve the appointment of the former head of an alcohol advocacy group to the board of RTÉ.
Labour TD Anne Ferris is to lose her party whip and has heaped fresh pressure on Tanaiste Joan Burton by supporting an opposition abortion bill.
The Government is poised to force RTE to choose between the licence fee and making money from advertisements, Communications Minister Alex White has told the Irish Independent.
Telecoms company eircom has said it will create 375 jobs over the next five years.
The government has approved draft legislation on the Eircodes postcode system, which will be introduced later this year.
ANOTHER energy firm has cut its prices but households will have to wait for the reductions to be implemented.
Profiteering energy firms are getting the message.
ENERGY Minister Alex White has called on gas and electricity suppliers to cut their prices after Bord Gais Energy said it would reduce the cost of heating and lighting homes.
Energy Minister Alex White is calling in the bosses of the energy firms in a bid to push them to cut prices for households.
Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams has admitted his party would have to compromise on policy in order to take power after the next election.
Communications Minister Alex White says the "nasty" Dáil spat over a TD's homeless brother was regrettable and should not have occurred.
Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it. The Government was supposed to have drawn a line under 2014 and be facing into a new year with a clean slate.
the Ely gastro bar at Dublin's Hanover Quay is to shut its doors on Monday.
APPOINTMENTS to the RTE board must be re-submitted because of a procedural error, Communications Minister Alex White has said.
British State-owned Ulster Bank has agreed to sponsor the British-Irish Chamber of Commerce's annual conference for the next three years.
Communications Minister Alex White has been urged to "come clean" on the future of the controversial broadcasting charge.
Communications Minister Alex White has quietly dropped plans for a broadcasting charge - despite insisting the new fee will still be introduced.
Through the kitchen window, beyond the river and into the bog are what my mother calls the Dancing Ladies.
PLANS for a household broadcasting charge have not been shelved and the levy will be introduced after 2015, Communications Minister Alex White has insisted.
SAFETY concerns would be the first issue to be debated when talking about the possibility of using nuclear power in Ireland, Energy Minister Alex White has said.
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NUCLEAR power needs to be looked at as part of a debate about Ireland's future energy needs, Minister Alex White has said.
Irish energy policy has been bedevilled in recent years by what Energy Minister Alex White has called a "disconnect" between official Ireland and the people it seeks to serve.