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Thursday 2 February 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Alex White

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# Feature
When it comes to Ireland's sustainable energy, creating simplicity could prove complex
The government has some ambitious targets for 2030 – but industry has plenty of work to do.
# on the defensive
'If it walks like a duck, talks like a duck...' - Dublin MEP candidates clash over potential for EU army
RTÉ’s The Week in Politics saw five candidates debating the issue today.
# flaring
Shell is being prosecuted over emissions at Corrib gas refinery
The EPA confirmed to TheJournal.ie that a summons was issued last week over a flaring incident at the gas refinery
# Back to Work
The cabinet, including the three ministers who lost their seats, will meet tomorrow
Things might be a bit awkward for James Reilly, Alex White and Ged Nash.
# labour's way
Labour wants to replace the Eighth Amendment with a UK-style abortion law
The party has outlined its plans to hold a referendum on the abortion ban if returned to government.
# State of the Nation
Joan Burton is facing a motion of no confidence over 'blatant cronyism'
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# Energy
Is Ireland changing its attitude to electric cars?
In 2015, over 500 new electric cars were supported through the government grant scheme.
# Not the TV licence
Whatever happened to that broadcasting charge we were supposed to pay this year?
It was supposed to replace the TV licence but it hasn’t happened. Will it ever?
# All White on the Night
With Labour in the doldrums, could this guy have done a better job than Joan?
Alex White reflects on his leadership bid, Labour’s election hopes and his own endangered seat.
# Cyberbullying
'We can’t have a law that excludes things just because somebody’s offended'
Communications Minister Alex White has spoken out against proposals from some within his own party to legislate against cyberbullying.
# up our game
Why Ireland won't be turning to nuclear energy anytime soon
Alex White talked energy and climate change with TheJournal.ie yesterday.
# Week's over
Watch TDs have a huge row about having nothing to talk about
The Dáil is wrapping up early today and the opposition aren’t happy.
# emergency situation
Taxi driver who received late-night call from minister questions his version of events
The Taoiseach has defended Dara Murphy after two gardaí drove him from Cork to Dublin Airport.
Does Labour really want to repeal the 8th Amendment?
Joan Burton latest comments have raised eyebrows about a key Labour commitment.
# After Joan
Labour's next leader, from most to least likely
Joan Burton is safe for now but who’s in the mix to replace her? We rank the contenders…
# the internets
We finally have a timeline for when all Ireland will get decent broadband
Sure, it’ll be grand when it happens.
# flipping the bird
Mary Lou says Joan Burton is 'giving two fingers' to the public
The Tánaiste’s own comments came back to haunt her today.
# What's Another Year?
Donegal could face a bit of a wait for broadband
One local business owner told TheJournal.ie said that it feels like ‘missing the boat’.
# Yesssss
Is your area FINALLY going to get super-fast broadband?
Eircom plans to be the biggest fibre provider in the land.
# ceol agus craic
Sinn Féin wants to hear more Irish music on the radio
One of the party’s MEPs wants a quota system introduced.
# Ventriloquist Dummy
Dáil suspended after another MASSIVE row
Those are five minutes we’ll never get back.
# dublin property
Could RTÉ sell off some its Donnybrook land to make some cash?
Alex White said RTÉ “needs to be vigilant with their costs”.
# no escape
Sky and UPC may have to hand over customer data in crackdown on licence fee dodgers
Communications minister Alex White wants to catch fee evaders.
# Cybercrime
The Government is thinking up new ways to stop you from being hacked
Experts say the public needs protection against ‘petty’ cybercrimes.
# no spin zone
Poll: Should more be done to develop renewable energy in Ireland?
There has been a lot of debate about the country’s energy mix for the future.
# tilting at windmills
There are some major holes in Ireland's renewable energy plans
And the country could have to pay penalties worth up to €400 million a year if things do go wrong.
# the scenic route
Where have you seen these political faces before?
They all have one place in common besides the Dáil.
# Power
Good news for Airtricity customers: Your bills will be lower from April
Dual fuel customers stand to save an average of €58.
# hell to the n-o
Government accused of 'complete hypocrisy' over Irish Water board ... but they're having none of it
The utility’s new board structure has caused some confusion this evening.
# Leo
'His courage will inspire many others who would like to be open about who they are'
Minister Leo Varadkar’s announcement that he is a gay man ‘won’t change his work in Government’, a fellow Minister has said.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Ireland consider nuclear power?
Energy Minister Alex White says nuclear power needs to be included in the debate.
# Power up
Ireland 'cannot rule out' nuclear power says the Energy Minister
Alex White says he understands concerns over nuclear power.
# public interest
The government doesn't want one person owning the Irish media
‘Break it up, lads…’
# Game on
Soon you can watch Ireland's newest TV station anywhere, despite its rival's best efforts
TV3 apparently tried to block UTV from getting on Ireland’s free-to-air network.
# broadband for all
This is what the government's National Broadband Plan for rural Ireland looks like
Every home, business and school in Ireland will have access to high-speed broadband… but when?
# no signal
'You wouldn't see this on Father Ted' - Why bad broadband is hurting rural Ireland
The country is behind many eastern European nations when it comes to broadband access.
# Privatisation
'We don't want to privatise Irish Water but no-one believes politicians when we say that'
The Fine Gael MEP believes legislation is a more sensible option.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
A woman’s being tested for Ebola in Belfast, a valuable copy of the Book of Kells has been stolen, and Berlin has been celebrating 25 years since the Wall came down.
# Mr Popular
Aengus Mac Grianna is a popular staffer - he's been voted on the board of RTÉ
Riverdance co-creator Moya Doherty has been picked as the new chair of the RTÉ Board