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Dublin: -1 °C Sunday 26 April, 2015

#Joan Burton

# 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.

# joan-burton - Saturday 21 March, 2015

The story of ‘NO’ … 15 moments that have defined the Irish Water protest movement

It’s just over a year since was publishing articles with headlines like ‘Why don’t the Irish protest?’.

# joan-burton - Friday 20 March, 2015

Council libraries are using JobBridge for ‘free labour’, says Sinn Féin

One intern said he was told almost immediately that there was no chance of a job.

# joan-burton - Sunday 15 March, 2015

REVEALED: How Labour considered water charges, meters and an ‘ESB for water’… five years ago

Labour was vehemently opposed to water charges in opposition, but we’ve seen a document which shows how senior party figures considered water charges in 2010.

# joan-burton - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

Enda pledges action on mortgage crisis (and calls Fianna Fáil ‘arsonists’)

Proposals to reduce the term of bankruptcy from three years to one are being considered with new measures to be announced in April.

‘Utterly disgraceful’: Enda is having NONE of Micheál’s criticism

The two got into a war of words after it emerged the report into why the Garda Commissioner resigned will be delayed indefinitely.

What have Enda and co achieved in the last four years?

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

# joan-burton - Sunday 8 March, 2015

Joan v Mary Lou: That one-on-one debate won’t be happening anytime soon

She didn’t give an outright “no” – but Joan Burton left reporters in Dublin in no doubt this afternoon that the pair wouldn’t be clashing in a TV studio anytime soon.

Row between Irish Water and meter installers could be settled in court, says Tánaiste

Firms contracted to install the meters on behalf of the beleaguered semi-state have submitted a raft of claims seeking extra cash.

# joan-burton - Thursday 5 March, 2015

Ruth Coppinger asks Joan Burton: ‘Are you embarrassed?’

She also compared the Tánaiste to Margaret Thatcher.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

Irish unemployment is THIS CLOSE to dropping below 10%

The live register hasn’t seen figures this low since February 2009

Joan Burton was (very briefly) blocked from leaving Clondalkin this morning

There were no public order incidents or arrests.

# joan-burton - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

# joan-burton - Monday 2 March, 2015

Joan Burton says Fianna Fáil voted for HUGE tax increases – but that’s not entirely true

The Tánaiste’s claimed that Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin backed €4.5 billion in tax increases last week – but that’s not entirely accurate.

# joan-burton - Sunday 1 March, 2015

Here are 10 things we learned at the Labour conference

The junior coalition party has gathered in Killarney this weekend to take stock. Here’s what we found out…

# joan-burton - Saturday 28 February, 2015

Burton hits out at ‘bullying’ water protesters and hard-left in prime time speech

Burton managed to take a swipe at everyone from ‘chaotic’ Sinn Féín to ‘can’t govern themselves’ independents as part of her main set-piece conference speech.

# joan-burton - Friday 27 February, 2015

As Labour’s conference opens, Alan Kelly says this is one of the best governments ever

Labour voted in favour of a motion to campaign for the repeal of the 8th Amendment at the next election on the opening night of its conference.

Why Joan Burton has a year to save Labour from an election bloodbath

Analysis: Labour gathers in Killarney this weekend hoping to reverse its increasingly worrying poll numbers.

# joan-burton - Thursday 26 February, 2015

What can Labour do to win back support?

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

# joan-burton - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Joan Burton: I sometimes wonder if TDs criticising JobBridge have ever worked in a job*

* “Apart from politics of course,” the Tánaiste said.

The JobBridge €50 top-up won’t be increased, here’s why

The National Youth Council of Ireland thinks “significant reform” of the internship scheme is needed.

With all this good news, why is Labour so low in the polls? We asked Joan Burton…

The Tánaiste answered questions about Labour’s low poll ratings today.

Snapshots: Here’s what four years in government does to you…

It’s exactly four years since the last general election so how do some of our ministers look now compared to 2011?

# joan-burton - Thursday 19 February, 2015

Sinn Féin is launching an alternative to JobBridge … with some American inspiration

The party thinks too many employers abuse the current system.

# joan-burton - Monday 16 February, 2015

Labour is kick-starting its general election preparations tonight Battle Stations This post contains videos

# joan-burton - Sunday 15 February, 2015

Paul Murphy calls for “significant response” if Jobstown protest arrests continue

The TD described the arrests as “not acceptable”.

# joan-burton - Saturday 14 February, 2015

Photos: Hundreds protest over 20 arrests of anti-water charge activists this week Jobstown This post contains images

Photos: Hundreds protest over 20 arrests of anti-water charge activists this week

Socialist TD Joe Higgins said the number of gardaí turning up for the arrests was a clear waste of the force’s resources.

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