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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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

He’ll make the announcement tomorrow.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

The issues were discussed at a Health Committee this morning.

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

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

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

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'

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

Minister says his Twitter was ‘compromised’ after porn tweet

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

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# alex-white - Monday 17 February, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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"

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

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'

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

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

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

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.