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#Alex White

# alex-white - Monday 2 June, 2014

Another Labour TD wants to be the party's deputy leader - but doesn't want to be a minister
# Labour's Choice
# Labour's Choice

Another Labour TD wants to be the party's deputy leader - but doesn't want to be a minister

Jun 2nd 2014, 7:15 PM 27,055 Views 104 Comments

Ciara Conway has declared her candidacy for the deputy leadership of the Labour Party.

# alex-white - Saturday 31 May, 2014

'Medical card review suspension means nothing to us - they already took ours away'
# What Now?
# What Now?

'Medical card review suspension means nothing to us - they already took ours away'

May 31st 2014, 7:00 AM 9,138 Views 15 Comments

Alex White says a special section of the HSE will be tasked with dealing with those that have already had their medical cards revoked.

# alex-white - Friday 30 May, 2014

Families who had discretionary medical card revoked already will not get them back
# Retrospective
# Retrospective

Families who had discretionary medical card revoked already will not get them back

May 30th 2014, 10:45 PM 16,577 Views 86 Comments

The HSE said there are legal issues surrounding the reinstating of discretionary medical cards that have already been taken away.

Labour's choice: Joan Burton is the favourite, but Alex White is banking on his message of renewal
# Analysis
# Analysis

Labour's choice: Joan Burton is the favourite, but Alex White is banking on his message of renewal

May 30th 2014, 1:05 PM 7,750 Views 48 Comments

Barring a late entrant one of Alex White or Joan Burton will be the next leader of the Labour Party and Tánaiste.

Alex White denies presiding over medical card review, says it was a joint decision
# Cutbacks
# Cutbacks

Alex White denies presiding over medical card review, says it was a joint decision

May 30th 2014, 12:32 PM 5,269 Views 37 Comments

The junior minister admitted that the government was “too slow to move on the issue”.

'I'm the right person at the right time': Alex White joins Joan Burton in contest for Labour leadership
# Contest
# Contest

'I'm the right person at the right time': Alex White joins Joan Burton in contest for Labour leadership

May 30th 2014, 12:15 PM 9,262 Views 71 Comments

The Minister of State at the Department of Health has promised to “bridge the disconnect” between his party and voters.

# alex-white - Thursday 29 May, 2014

Alex White WILL challenge Joan Burton for the Labour leadership
# Face Off
# Face Off

Alex White WILL challenge Joan Burton for the Labour leadership

May 29th 2014, 10:40 PM 12,619 Views 73 Comments

He’ll make the announcement tomorrow.

Arthur Spring "considering" bid for Labour top job, Kelly making statement today
# Spring Dynasty
# Spring Dynasty

Arthur Spring "considering" bid for Labour top job, Kelly making statement today

May 29th 2014, 10:00 AM 6,607 Views 34 Comments

Brendan Howlin ruled himself out last night, while the party’s still awaiting an announcement from junior minister Alex White.

# alex-white - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

I'm out: Brendan Howlin tells colleagues that he doesn't want to be Labour leader
# Post-Gilmore
# Post-Gilmore

I'm out: Brendan Howlin tells colleagues that he doesn't want to be Labour leader

May 28th 2014, 10:49 PM 19,678 Views 91 Comments

There is still no firm indication as to whether anyone else will battle for the Labour leadership with Joan Burton though junior minister Alex White has not ruled himself out.

# alex-white - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

The contenders: Labour's leadership battle is taking shape, but one minister has ruled himself out
# The Mourning After
# The Mourning After

The contenders: Labour's leadership battle is taking shape, but one minister has ruled himself out

May 27th 2014, 10:58 PM 33,612 Views 134 Comments

Brendan Howlin and Alan Kelly have both said they will decide on their intentions in the next 48 hours.

# alex-white - Monday 26 May, 2014

Here's who is in the frame to become the new Labour leader
# Runners And Riders
# Runners And Riders

Here's who is in the frame to become the new Labour leader

May 26th 2014, 10:51 PM 29,774 Views 99 Comments

Joan Burton’s short odds, but does she have it sewn up?

# alex-white - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Dáil hears of woman with spinal and brain cancer who lost medical card
# Horror Stories
# Horror Stories

Dáil hears of woman with spinal and brain cancer who lost medical card

May 13th 2014, 9:25 PM 13,648 Views 49 Comments

The story was one of many outlined as part of a Sinn Féin motion this evening.

# alex-white - Thursday 1 May, 2014

It's a start: Doctors agree to 'talks about talks' with Minister
# Tensions
# Tensions

It's a start: Doctors agree to 'talks about talks' with Minister

May 1st 2014, 9:36 PM 6,535 Views 11 Comments

The Irish Medical Organisation and Alex White will sit down about the plan to give free GP care to children under six.

# alex-white - Sunday 27 April, 2014

'We can't go anywhere without a conversation': Alex White wants agreement with the IMO
# Doctors
# Doctors

'We can't go anywhere without a conversation': Alex White wants agreement with the IMO

Apr 27th 2014, 7:52 PM 9,453 Views 21 Comments

White said the €37 million earmarked for the under sixes scheme was agreed in the Budget.

# alex-white - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Minister: 'A decision to see a doctor should never be a financial dilemma'
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Minister: 'A decision to see a doctor should never be a financial dilemma'

Apr 26th 2014, 2:11 PM 11,942 Views 97 Comments

The draft legislation will be debated in the Dáil in May and enacted in July.

# alex-white - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Government accused of targeting people with Down Syndrome in medical card removal
# Health Committee
# Health Committee

Government accused of targeting people with Down Syndrome in medical card removal

Apr 3rd 2014, 1:21 PM 7,528 Views 13 Comments

The issues were discussed at a Health Committee this morning.

White: I invited the IMO to talk about GP concerns - that hasn't happened
# Free Gp Care
# Free Gp Care

White: I invited the IMO to talk about GP concerns - that hasn't happened

Apr 3rd 2014, 6:30 AM 4,183 Views 25 Comments

The IMO said it is studying the minister’s response to its concerns but criticised him for his refusal to negotiate fees with them.

# alex-white - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

White says gay laws will ‘stigmatise and criminalise’… but won’t say that to Russian counterpart
# Gay Rights
# Gay Rights

White says gay laws will ‘stigmatise and criminalise’… but won’t say that to Russian counterpart

Mar 18th 2014, 1:00 PM 7,866 Views 50 Comments

Junior health minister Alex White told the Russian LGBT Sport Federation that Ireland disagrees with last year’s anti-gay propaganda law.

# alex-white - Saturday 15 March, 2014

Alex White to discuss LGBTI concerns with civil rights groups in Moscow
# Gay Rights
# Gay Rights

Alex White to discuss LGBTI concerns with civil rights groups in Moscow

Mar 15th 2014, 7:30 AM 4,671 Views 40 Comments

The Junior Health Minister will be visiting the Russian capital as part of the government’s St Patrick’s Day “Promote Ireland” programme.

# alex-white - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Minister admits health plans 'not very detailed' and 'there are still difficulties'
# Universal Health Insurance
# Universal Health Insurance

Minister admits health plans 'not very detailed' and 'there are still difficulties'

Feb 19th 2014, 10:20 AM 4,183 Views 8 Comments

Kathleen Lynch has said that there are difficulties around the cost of universal helath insurance but denied being kept in the dark on the matter.

# alex-white - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Minister says his Twitter was ‘compromised’ after porn tweet
# XXX
# XXX

Minister says his Twitter was ‘compromised’ after porn tweet

Feb 18th 2014, 10:30 PM 46,274 Views 78 Comments

Alex White appeared to ‘favourite’ a tweet which included an image of a naked woman.

# alex-white - Monday 17 February, 2014

Minister can't rule out "fiver or tenner" charge for 'free' GP care
# Nothing Is Free
# Nothing Is Free

Minister can't rule out "fiver or tenner" charge for 'free' GP care

Feb 17th 2014, 9:25 AM 9,057 Views 102 Comments

Alex White raised the issue of nominal fees at the Labour conference, but says he is “not advocating such a charge”.

# alex-white - Friday 31 January, 2014

IMO accuses Government of pushing 'spin over substance' after meeting
# Head-to-head
# Head-to-head

IMO accuses Government of pushing 'spin over substance' after meeting

Jan 31st 2014, 4:36 PM 5,142 Views 13 Comments

The two sides were discussing plans for free GP care for children aged under six.

IMO remains "sceptical" about free child GP care and will tell the Government today
# Showdown
# Showdown

IMO remains "sceptical" about free child GP care and will tell the Government today

Jan 31st 2014, 7:32 AM 5,479 Views 43 Comments

The union say the plan is being implemented “by diktat”.

# alex-white - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Over 700,000 more medical cards have been issued in the last decade
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

Over 700,000 more medical cards have been issued in the last decade

Jan 7th 2014, 6:30 AM 5,526 Views 24 Comments

The biggest leap was between 2011 and 2012, when over 150,000 extra cards were released.

# alex-white - Monday 30 December, 2013

HSE spent €7.5m providing injectable treatment for MS patients in 2013
# Multiple Sclerosis
# Multiple Sclerosis

HSE spent €7.5m providing injectable treatment for MS patients in 2013

Dec 30th 2013, 6:45 AM 6,704 Views 21 Comments

In the first ten months of this year, the HSE paid for 814 patients to receive the treatment.

# alex-white - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

TD wants new probe into the use of second-hand braces at Galway dental unit
# Braces
# Braces

TD wants new probe into the use of second-hand braces at Galway dental unit

Dec 18th 2013, 4:50 PM 11,521 Views 32 Comments

A dentist working in Merlin Park Hospital in Galway provided braces that had been removed from children there to a private dental practice.

# alex-white - Friday 8 November, 2013

'I binge drink myself, and I'm ashamed of that': TDs debate alcohol sponsorship of sport
# Friday Sittings
# Friday Sittings

'I binge drink myself, and I'm ashamed of that': TDs debate alcohol sponsorship of sport

Nov 8th 2013, 4:51 PM 17,222 Views 64 Comments

Alcohol and fluoridation of the Irish drinking water supply were discussed by a small number of TDs in a new-look Friday sitting in the Dáil today.

# alex-white - Friday 1 November, 2013

Health Ministers announce reduction in cholesterol medicine pricing
# Health
# Health

Health Ministers announce reduction in cholesterol medicine pricing

Nov 1st 2013, 6:50 AM 6,750 Views 45 Comments

Patients can expect to save up to 70 per cent on cholesterol medication from today.

# alex-white - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Alcohol Bill: Government confirms plans for minimum pricing, advertising restrictions
# Drink Bill
# Drink Bill

Alcohol Bill: Government confirms plans for minimum pricing, advertising restrictions

Oct 24th 2013, 3:03 PM 11,027 Views 96 Comments

However a ‘working group’ is being set up to look at the recommendation that drinks industry sponsorship of sporting events should be banned.

# alex-white - Monday 21 October, 2013

Patient group launched for people with severe respiratory disease
# Support
# Support

Patient group launched for people with severe respiratory disease

Oct 21st 2013, 10:46 PM 7,944 Views 34 Comments

COPD is a lung condition that makes it hard for sufferers to breathe due to obstruction of the airways.

# alex-white - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Almost 14,000 children waiting on orthodontic treatments
# Orthodontics
# Orthodontics

Almost 14,000 children waiting on orthodontic treatments

Oct 19th 2013, 7:15 AM 7,956 Views 17 Comments

There have been calls from dentists to list the HSE moratorium on recruitment so the list can be reduced.

# alex-white - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Reilly on health cuts: 'This does entail more heavy lifting for people'
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Reilly on health cuts: 'This does entail more heavy lifting for people'

Oct 15th 2013, 5:54 PM 5,092 Views 19 Comments

How €113 million will be saved in ‘medical card probity’ was a key issue at today’s health budget briefing.

# alex-white - Monday 7 October, 2013

Independent off-licence sector "in danger of dying out"
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

Independent off-licence sector "in danger of dying out"

Oct 7th 2013, 7:11 PM 8,468 Views 59 Comments

That is according to the National Off-Licence Association, which is concerned about the impact Budget 2014 could have on off-licences.

# alex-white - Saturday 5 October, 2013

Dublin set to reject Seanad abolition as referendum result to be tight
# Seanad Abolition
# Seanad Abolition

Dublin set to reject Seanad abolition as referendum result to be tight

Oct 5th 2013, 11:55 AM 11,099 Views 106 Comments

Too close to call is the word of the day.

# alex-white - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Labour: 'The case for retention of the Seanad has failed'
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

Labour: 'The case for retention of the Seanad has failed'

Oct 2nd 2013, 12:08 PM 3,948 Views 60 Comments

Labour made its closing argument ahead of Friday’s referendum at a press conference in Dublin today.

# alex-white - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

'Black Tuesday? No, but it's not a good poll': Minister on Labour's 6 per cent
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

'Black Tuesday? No, but it's not a good poll': Minister on Labour's 6 per cent

Oct 1st 2013, 4:00 PM 5,540 Views 70 Comments

Alex White said that it was now time to reflect on Labour’s poor showing in an opinion poll published today.

'It's certainly not a catwalk': 'Reservoir TDs' unite for Yes vote in Court referendum
# Court Referendum
# Court Referendum

'It's certainly not a catwalk': 'Reservoir TDs' unite for Yes vote in Court referendum

Oct 1st 2013, 3:31 PM 4,284 Views 17 Comments

It’s about as sexy as a referendum to establish a new court can possibly get.

# alex-white - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

"We cannot debate everything" - Alex White
# Total Recall
# Total Recall

"We cannot debate everything" - Alex White

Aug 20th 2013, 8:45 PM 7,994 Views 26 Comments

Alex White conceded that there are deficiencies in how Ireland approves EU directives, but said that there is no way that Ireland could debate everything.