Fee plans to be considered by new Minister for Communications Alex White over the summer months. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

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Alex White receiving the seal of office for the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources from President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Enda Kenny at a ceremony in Áras an Uachtaráin. Photograph: Alan Betson

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