Councillor Alex White is a former TD for Dublin South. He was Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources in the last government, having previously served as Minister of State for Primary Care. In June 2017 he was co-opted to Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council to represent Stillorgan.
Alex was educated at Chanel College Coolock, and graduated in Economic and Social Studies from Trinity College Dublin, where he was President of the Students Union. He qualified from the Kings Inns in 1987 and was called to the Irish Bar in July of that year.
Before taking up practice as a barrister Alex was a current affairs producer with RTE, working on a wide range of radio programmes, including coverage of major events such as general elections. He was editor of the Gay Byrne Show for four years.
Alex White has been a leading practitioner in employment and labour law since 1994, appearing regularly before the Irish Courts and in employment tribunals on behalf of employee and employer clients. He was called to the Inner Bar in 2010.
Alex was elected to South Dublin County Council as a first-time candidate in June 2004 and was Deputy Mayor in 2006/2007. He first ran as a Dail candidate in 2007 in Dublin South, and subsequently was elected to the Senate on the Cultural and Educational panel, becoming group leader of the Labour Party, as well as national spokesperson on Children for the party. He was elected to Dail Eireann in the 2011 general election and was Chairman of the Oireachtas Finance Committee before being appointed as a Minister in October 2012.
Alex White has lectured on employment law and on media studies, and is a frequent contributor to radio and television. He is married to NUI Maynooth sociologist Mary Corcoran. They have one daughter and one son.
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