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#Joan Burton

# joan-burton - Today’s News

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# joan-burton - Yesterday’s News

Government funds to pay for funerals halved since 2011

A review of the guidelines for Exceptional Needs Payments was carried out in 2012.

# joan-burton - Monday 24 November, 2014

A Labour senator thinks Ireland has become a lawless utopia in the past week

Lorraine Higgins is worried that water protests and other incidents will damage Ireland’s ability to attract foreign direct investment.

# joan-burton - Saturday 22 November, 2014

‘Potentially an ISIS situation ‘: Here are the winners and losers from the political week House Of Cards This post contains a poll

‘Potentially an ISIS situation ‘: Here are the winners and losers from the political week

In which a Fine Gael TD made some ill-judged remarks, the Socialists were on the defensive and Nigel Farage had more reasons to smile.

# joan-burton - Friday 21 November, 2014

The cost of ministerial transport since 2011? … €14 million

The Department of Justice had, by far, the highest expenditure.

# joan-burton - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Joan Burton’s given an official Garda statement about Jobstown

Gardaí have also been trawling through video footage captured and uploaded to social media sites, as part of their follow-up investigations.

‘I was concerned if the car doors opened what would happen next’ – Joan Burton

The Tánaiste and Mary Lou McDonald had another argument today, but this one didn’t lead to a four-hour sit-in.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Does Paul Murphy think he’s too posh to represent working people? Champagne Socialist This post contains videos

Does Paul Murphy think he’s too posh to represent working people?

The Socialist TD’s background has come under scrutiny in the wake of his involvement in the Jobstown protest last weekend.

‘Like Del Boy trying to sell discounted goods’: Socialist TDs are not impressed by water charge concessions

Finance Minister Michael Noonan said that the Government will “wait and see” if the public accepts the new water charges package.

# joan-burton - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Paul Murphy: It would have been peaceful to hold Joan Burton for 12 hours No Apologies This post contains videos

Paul Murphy: It would have been peaceful to hold Joan Burton for 12 hours

The Socialist TD has defended his actions in Saturday’s controversial protest.

# joan-burton - Monday 17 November, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about MORE water protests, who to blame over Saturday’s action targeting the Tánaiste, bomb threats and bird flu.

Taoiseach says Burton was effectively kidnapped in Jobstown

The Taoiseach also criticised the actions of AAA TD Paul Murphy, who played a leading role in Saturday’s Jobstown protest.

From Business ETC Labour wants ‘robust data’ on zero-hour contracts before doing anything about them Zero Hours

Labour wants ‘robust data’ on zero-hour contracts before doing anything about them

Joan Burton called the arrangements an “abomination”, while unions have labelled them “extremely exploitative”.

Woman awarded €5,000 for not being allowed to do JobBridge internship

She was excluded from joining the scheme because she was in receipt of a one-parent family benefit.

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Frances Fitzgerald: Gardaí are not heavy-handed at water protests

Tánaiste Joan Burton was trapped in her car by anti-water charge protesters for almost three hours on Saturday.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Catch up as you wake up.

# joan-burton - Sunday 16 November, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s been talking about the fallout from yesterday’s action targeting Joan Burton, scuffles at an event attended by the Taoiseach today, and a fatal attack at a rave event.

Video shows Joan Burton being hit with a water balloon at Jobstown protest

This was before the hours-long protest that saw Joan Burton trapped in her car for hours as riot-gardaí were called in.

“€178 per year” …. Ministers are zeroing in on the final figure for water charges

The final package will be announced on Wednesday, but it looks like homes with more than one adult will pay €178 — no matter how many adults live in the household.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Catch up as you wake up.

# joan-burton - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Dáil adjourned until Tuesday after Mary Lou stages four-hour sit-in Goodbye Mary Lou This post contains videos

Dáil adjourned until Tuesday after Mary Lou stages four-hour sit-in

It’s the second time in a month the Sinn Féin TD has been suspended from the chamber.

Protester removed from 1916 event after she called Enda Kenny the C-word 1916 Rising This post contains videos

Protester removed from 1916 event after she called Enda Kenny the C-word

The incident happened at the launch of the Government’s plans for commemorating the centenary of 1916 Rising.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

Relatives boycott launch of 1916 commemorations, calling it a ‘political stunt’

A group that represents 850 relatives is boycotting tonight’s event, despite Minister Humphrey’s assurances that Ireland 2016 will be “inclusive”.

# joan-burton - Monday 10 November, 2014

Joan Burton has been compared to Margaret Thatcher

And not for the first time either.

# joan-burton - Sunday 9 November, 2014

Joan Burton is Woman of the Year

Philomena Lee and Miss Panti also received awards from Irish Tatler last night.

Did Labour break its own rules to make this man one of its most senior officials?

While there are no concerns about David Leach’s suitability for the role of general secretary it may not have been done in line with the Labour’s own constitution.

# joan-burton - Saturday 8 November, 2014

‘Curry my yoghurt can coca coalyer’: Here are the winners and losers from the political week

In which the water charges saga rumbled on, Obama suffered a major setback and a DUP member mocked the Irish language.

# joan-burton - Thursday 6 November, 2014

People who don’t pay water charges will NOT have their supply reduced or cut off, says Minister

Meanwhile, the EMC discussed water charges today and Enda Kenny and Joan Burton said their relationship is “very strong”.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Burton: €200 water bill for four adult family is my personal hope… and Enda is on the same page

“I am very confident that the Taoiseach and I are very much on the same page on that,” Burton said today.

State of the Nation: Can Fine Gael and Labour agree on water charges?

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

# joan-burton - Saturday 25 October, 2014

From Business ETC Minister Bruton is going to the US to explain the death of the ‘Double Irish’ tax loophole Corporation Tax

Minister Bruton is going to the US to explain the death of the ‘Double Irish’ tax loophole

He is also meeting over 17 companies in a hope to drum up some jobs in Ireland.

# joan-burton - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Why wasn’t Mary Lou quizzing Joan Burton in the Dáil today?

Mary Lou McDonald’s usual Thursday afternoon rumble with the Tánaiste didn’t go ahead today. Here’s why…

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Joan Burton: I’m delighted people are filming Irish Water protests

The Tánaiste has again moved to clarify her comments about Irish Water protesters with expensive phones and cameras.

# joan-burton - Saturday 18 October, 2014

Mary Lou McDonald: ‘I’m not exactly a shrinking violet’ The High Table Interview This post contains videos

Mary Lou McDonald: ‘I’m not exactly a shrinking violet’

Watch an extended interview with the Sinn Féin deputy leader at TheJournal.ie’s offices this week.

# joan-burton - Thursday 16 October, 2014

A smart-alec Tánaiste giving smart-alec answers… That’s what Mary Lou thinks of Joan

“I’m sorry that’s not good enough … and I’m sorry if this breaches Dáil etiquette.”

Rebellious taxpayers and ‘testosterone-driven woohah’: What do female politicians make of the Budget?

A panel of women politicians came together in Dublin this morning to discuss Budget 2015.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Joan Burton is, in fact, “delighted” that people have expensive phones and cameras

The Social Protection minister caused controversy last week with comments about ‘expensive phones and cameras’.

Water charges: Burton hints at further breaks for lower paid

The issue of bringing in relief for low income workers and the short-term unemployed should be ‘looked at’ according to the Social Protection Minister.

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