Minister for Communications Alex White: “It’s one of those things we have been talking about for a long time and we are now at the point that is capable of delivery.”   Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish  Times

White says some legislation may be needed to address some data concerns

The director of Social Justice Ireland Fr Seán Healy:   published the result of a study of six possible changes in  Budget 2015.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Government indicates improving economic situation will allow it to achieve fiscal targets without €2bn adjustment

James Doorley, assistant director of the National Youth Council of Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

Separate poll shows support has risen for Coalition parties

‘Coalition strategists are all gearing up for the general election campaign  even though they deny it publicly.’ Above, Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton  after their first joint press conference outside Government Buildingsin July. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Opinion: Both Opposition parties are proceeding on the basis there will be an election in autumn 2015

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: meeting in Fota Island will be dominated by forthcoming budget. Photograph: Maxwells

Strategy meetings to take place ahead of eagerly anticipated budget

Alan Kelly: Advocate of competition in the market but is unhappy with service to customers

Minister may introduce alternative market structure unless directives followed

Kenny-loyalist credited with helping defeat Richard Burton’s leadership challenge

Minister for Communications Alex  White says he will implement the €550m plan outlined by Mr Rabbitte earlier this year. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

State must ‘intervene where the market has failed,’ says Minister for Communications

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