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# joan-burton - Yesterday’s News

€10m in child benefit was paid to people not entitled to it

The Department of Social Protection says it aims to minimise risks of fraud and eliminate incorrect payments.

# joan-burton - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

Enda: There won’t be a referendum on repealing the 8th amendment

The Taoiseach said the next government will have to give the issue “the most careful consideration”.

# joan-burton - Monday 25 May, 2015

Should the government call a cheeky election right now?

Analysis: The coalition could capitalise on the feel-good factor following the passage of the same-sex marriage referendum.

From Business ETC Forcing people to pay for their own retirement will ‘put many jobs and businesses at risk’ Pensioned Off

Forcing people to pay for their own retirement will ‘put many jobs and businesses at risk’

The government wants a universal pension system – but not everyone thinks that’s a good idea.

Is Labour going nowhere under Joan Burton? We asked her… Labour Pains This post contains videos

Is Labour going nowhere under Joan Burton? We asked her…

The junior coalition partner is struggling in the polls. So what does the leader make of it all?

# joan-burton - Sunday 24 May, 2015

In the mood for another referendum? Labour wants to repeal the 8th amendment

The Tanaiste said if Labour makes it back into government next time around, she envisages that it will be on the programme for government.

How much has Joan Burton’s department spent on consultants?

It’s a bit tricky to arrive at an exact figure.

Turns out no one wants a 21-year-old president No Country For Young Men This post contains videos

Turns out no one wants a 21-year-old president

Spare a thought for Niall Horan.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

We asked Joan Burton to rule out another referendum if this one doesn’t pass This post contains videos

We asked Joan Burton to rule out another referendum if this one doesn’t pass

The Tánaiste dropped by TheJournal.ie’s offices today to make one last pitch for a Yes vote.

A TD walks into a mart and says ’10% of you guys are gay’…

Meanwhile, Enda Kenny has no intention of becoming a gay icon.

# joan-burton - Sunday 17 May, 2015

Politicians tell us why they’re voting Yes or No Marriage Referendum This post contains videos

Politicians tell us why they’re voting Yes or No

Do you support same-sex marriage?

# joan-burton - Thursday 14 May, 2015

Lots of TDs are breaking the rules and wearing Yes pins – but will they be punished?

The wearing of pins and badges in Leinster House has become a hot topic in recent days.

Two more TDs have refused to remove their Yes Equality pins in Leinster House

And Joan Burton is supporting them.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

Joan Burton’s car blocked by protesters at same-sex marriage event

The protesters were removed by gardaí after they lay down in front of the car.

# joan-burton - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

Same-sex marriage debate heats up amid growing fears of No vote State Of The Nation This post contains videos

Same-sex marriage debate heats up amid growing fears of No vote

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# joan-burton - Sunday 10 May, 2015

# joan-burton - Thursday 7 May, 2015

Joan and Mary Lou just had a massive row about a metaphorical woman’s shopping list

Low and sneaky, ‘Thatcherite’ … Take it from us, Mary Lou McDonald’s not happy with the coalition’s new Irish Water measures.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

Murphy calls on KPMG to remove itself from Siteserv probe

A Fianna Fáil motion calling for an independent commission to be established has been defeated by the government.

# joan-burton - Saturday 2 May, 2015

The 5 at 5: Saturday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Joan Burton speaks of her decades-long search for her birth parents

Speaking about privacy today, the Tánaiste said children should be entitled to know who their mother is.

# joan-burton - Thursday 30 April, 2015

Alex White: ‘Sinn Féin operates on smears … they can’t be taken seriously’

Labour and Sinn Féin clashed over the Siteserv review … again.

Labour is about to face ANOTHER headache over abortion Trouble Ahead This post contains videos

Labour is about to face ANOTHER headache over abortion

A bill to repeal the 8th Amendment will come before the Dáil next month.

# joan-burton - Monday 27 April, 2015

Why has support for Fine Gael and Labour fallen?

Analysis: Support for the coalition parties took an unexpected turn in the poll published over the weekend.

# joan-burton - Sunday 26 April, 2015

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Labour’s support for same sex marriage, the death of a rally driver and the devastation in Nepal all had people talking.

“The No side seem fixated on the notion of the ‘ideal family’ – whatever that means”

The Tánaiste accused the ‘no’ side of using fear tactics. Meanwhile, David Quinn has said ‘Marriage Equality’ is a “misnomer”.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

Now Joan Burton has had a go at Mary Lou over her ‘stunt politics’

The row over the Sinn Féin deputy leader’s refusal to say sorry for her Dáil comments rumbles on.

Enda and Joan look beyond water … to getting your vote

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# joan-burton - Friday 10 April, 2015

Joan Burton made a new friend today

The Tánaiste is on the by-election campaign trail in Carlow-Kilkenny.

Ruth Coppinger wouldn’t have called Joan Burton the C-word Jobstown This post contains videos

Ruth Coppinger wouldn’t have called Joan Burton the C-word

The Socialist.AAA TD insists that controversial protest in Jobstown last year was “generally peaceful”.

# joan-burton - Thursday 2 April, 2015

Burton returns to Dunnes where she used to work to show solidarity with workers

The Tánaiste worked at the Henry Street store when she was a student.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

Joan Burton thinks RTÉ got a bit too excited about the water protests (but RTÉ doesn’t agree)

The Tánaiste has joined those in government criticising the broadcaster’s coverage of water charges.

The government has a grand plan for unemployed construction workers…

They’re going to blitz construction companies with information about their employment services, like Jobbridge. And, erm, that’s about it really.

# joan-burton - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

# joan-burton - Monday 30 March, 2015

Ever heard of the Pole who helped Famine victims? He’s been honoured in Dublin

Paweł Edmund Strzelecki lived in Ireland during the Great Hunger.

# joan-burton - Friday 27 March, 2015

Disappointment at “unusual” news that rent supplement limits won’t be increased

The Department of Social Protection said that increasing them could lead to rental inflation.

# joan-burton - Thursday 26 March, 2015

There was another entertaining episode of Joan v Mary Lou in the Dáil today Paulie Walnuts This post contains videos

There was another entertaining episode of Joan v Mary Lou in the Dáil today

The Sopranos featured twice at Leaders’ Questions today.

There’s great news for Enda and Joan in the latest poll

The latest Ipsos MRBI poll for the Irish Times has good news for the coalition.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Joan Burton ‘would have to be a key witness’ if Paul Murphy goes on trial

The Socialist TD suggested that the Tánaiste would have to give evidence against him over events in Jobstown last November.

# joan-burton - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

We now have a ‘drop dead date’ for Irish Water registration Finally This post contains videos

We now have a ‘drop dead date’ for Irish Water registration

Meanwhile, proposals to deduct unpaid water charges from income are being slammed.

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