Alex White

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Denis Naughten, who resigned as minister for communications on Thursday. File photograph: Alan Betson

August 30th, 2012 - Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte announces the National Broadband Plan (NBP), describing it as “the rural electrification (...)

Ossian Smyth, Green Party councillor and chair of the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council,  said the Mount Anville site cannot be sold without a “specific disposal motion” coming forward. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

An attempt to keep a south Dublin site earmarked for Traveller accommodation from being sold has been voted down by councillors. At the monthly meeti(...)

Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan at the count centre for the local and European elections. File photograph: Keith Heneghan

Significant changes in Ireland’s representation in the European Parliament are likely at next year’s elections as boundary changes, retirements and el(...)

Brendan Howlin succeeded Joan Burton as Labour leader in May 2016.

Sixteen Labour councillors have signed a letter in support of the embattled party leader Brendan Howlin. The party’s low poll ratings, which have sh(...)

What we’ve ended up with after 16 years is a tendering process in which there is just a single bidder which has no experience at all of building this kind of infrastructure. Photograph: Karl Hussey/Fennell Photography

Fans of the Game of Thrones novels will understand my plight. They have been waiting year after year since 2011 for George RR Martin to publish t(...)

RTÉ says that since 2009, the number of ‘no TV’ homes has grown by more than 200 per cent, resulting in ‘lost’ funding of €24 million.

Introduce household media charge The plan examined by two former Labour communications ministers, Pat Rabbitte then Alex White, still makes sense to (...)

The UL Bohemians players celebrate with the trophy. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

UL Bohemians 15 Old Belvedere 0 UL Bohemians captain Fiona Hayes lifted the Women’s All-Ireland League trophy for a second year in a row after the ta(...)

Waiting for Revenue recognition: Seamus White and John O’Sullivan’s tax certificates still record them as civil partners. Photograph: Alan Betson

Almost three years after the electorate voted to recognise same-sex marriage, the computer system at the heart of the State’s taxation system still do(...)

The ambition of Minister for Communications Denis Naughten is to provide “next generation” broadband to all homes and businesss in the State through a combination of commercial and State investment. Photograph: Maxwells.

How much of a Government priority is broadband? When then minister for communications Pat Rabbitte launched the National Broadband Plan (NBP) in 2012(...)

 Alex White said: “Our relationship with the EU is the central political and economic question of our time.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Former minister for communications Alex White is to seek the Labour Party’s nomination to run for the European Parliament. In a letter to members Mr(...)

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