Mr Alex White TD

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Minister of State for Primary Care

Business Address: Department of Health, Hawkins House, Dublin 2

Marital Status: Married with two children

Occupation: Public Representative

Appointed Minister of State for Primary Care in the Department of Health on the 27th September 2012. Minister White was elected to South Dublin County Council as a first-time candidate in June 2004 and was Deputy Mayor in 2006/2007. After contesting the 2007 general election in Dublin South, he subsequently was elected to the Senate on the Cultural and Educational panel.

He is a graduate in Economic and Social Studies from Trinity College Dublin (1981), 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.

Between 1984 and 1994 Alex White 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 before leaving RTE to take up practice as a barrister.

Alex White has been a 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.

He 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.