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#Joan Burton

# joan-burton - Friday 20 May, 2016

Power outage: Today was as much about Alan Kelly as it was Brendan Howlin

Alan Kelly failed to turn up at the leadership announcement after failing to garner support from his party colleagues.

# joan-burton - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

There's no mood for a leadership contest in the Labour Party

While Alan Kelly has put his name forward, it appears support is leaning towards Brendan Howlin.

# joan-burton - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

The next leader of Labour - ranked from most to least likely

Joan is stepping down, so who’s in the mix to replace her? We rank the contenders…

Is today the day Joan Burton paves the way for someone else to lead Labour?

The future leadership of the party will be discussed at the party’s parliamentary meeting.

# joan-burton - Saturday 7 May, 2016

Joan Burton says Fianna Fáil 'has its foot on Enda Kenny's neck'

The former Tánaiste says yesterday’s vote for Taoiseach was “like a bad play”.

# joan-burton - Thursday 5 May, 2016

A 16-year-old boy has been jailed for six months for his part in the Jobstown protest

The court heard he has prior convictions for theft and has already served a sentence which expired in January for his other offences.

# joan-burton - Friday 22 April, 2016

Joan's department recovered €83m in social welfare overpayments last year

Nearly 360 fraud cases were submitted for prosecution in 2015.

# joan-burton - Monday 18 April, 2016

Talks between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil expected to continue into tomorrow

The prospect of Labour supporting a Fine Gael-led minority was also downplayed today.

# joan-burton - Monday 4 April, 2016

Paul Murphy says Jobstown protesters want to face trial together

Today the case was adjourned to the 3 May.

# joan-burton - Sunday 3 April, 2016

Fox hunting on JobBridge? Joan Burton says her hands are tied

The minister says once it’s legal it’s fair game.

# joan-burton - Thursday 31 March, 2016

It looks like this man could be the next Labour leader

Brendan Howlin is emerging as the clear favourite to succeed Joan Burton.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

Joan Burton will decide her fate as Labour leader after a government is formed

Meanwhile, Alan Kelly apologised for comments he made about power being a drug that suited him.

# joan-burton - Thursday 10 March, 2016

No Taoiseach, no government: Enda resigns but will stay as a caretaker

TDs have failed to elect a Taoiseach for the 32nd Dáil.

# joan-burton - Monday 7 March, 2016

“We think these charges should be dropped” – Paul Murphy defiant after Jobstown hearing

The cases of the Jobstown 18 have been put back to April. Meanwhile, another water protest is planned for this Thursday.

# joan-burton - Thursday 3 March, 2016

‘We are all hurting’: Joan’s e-mail to Labour members

The Tánaiste and Labour said the party must “reflect, rebuild and renew” following its worst election ever.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

Most people think it’s time for Joan Burton to go

The beleaguered Labour leader is facing an uncertain future as a new poll finds strong support for her resignation.

# joan-burton - Sunday 28 February, 2016

Waiting for Joan: The Tánaiste hangs on to her seat

It was not supposed to happen, but it did.

# joan-burton - Saturday 27 February, 2016

# joan-burton - Thursday 25 February, 2016

WATCH: Lucinda trumps Enda and Joan at the steady hand challenge Three Bumps This post contains videos

WATCH: Lucinda trumps Enda and Joan at the steady hand challenge

Could this swing some undecided voters?

# joan-burton - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

As they fight for their lives, Labour warns that people could get a government they don’t want

The Taoiseach and Tánaiste made their final pitches to voters in Dublin today.

# joan-burton - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

More bad news for Labour in the latest opinion poll

Is a Fine Gael Fianna Fáil coalition on the horizon?

# joan-burton - Monday 22 February, 2016

Lucinda the ‘watchdog’ thinks someone’s out to smear her character

The Renua leader said the election is “make or break” for her party.

# joan-burton - Saturday 20 February, 2016

From The Daily Edge Oliver Callan nailed impressions of Joan Burton and Enda Kenny on the Late Late Callan's Kicks

Oliver Callan nailed impressions of Joan Burton and Enda Kenny on the Late Late

He also does an uncanny Gerry Adams.

# joan-burton - Thursday 18 February, 2016

‘Downton Abbey and tea cups’: We’ve a fairly dreadful record of sexism in Irish politics

Joan Burton got lots of criticism for her body language during last Monday’s leaders’ debate – but why, asks Lorraine Courtney.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 17 February, 2016

Joan slams critics of her hands and says she’s not ‘Downton Abbey and teacups’

The Tánaiste suggested that sexism lays behind criticism of her body language in Monday’s debate.

# joan-burton - Monday 15 February, 2016

9 things you need to know about the Claire Byrne Live seven-way debate

An eventful night at the University of Limerick.

Gerry Adams got a hell of a grilling on this man’s radio show this morning

Neil Prendeville fired some tough questions at the Sinn Féin leader, and his approach divided listeners.

Alan Kelly: What Labour has achieved is astonishing

The party also called plans to abolish Irish Water “farcical”.

# joan-burton - Thursday 11 February, 2016

Joan Burton went back to school today and got one hell of a reception Happy Days This post contains videos

Joan Burton went back to school today and got one hell of a reception

She faced some tough questions too.

‘I’m told I’m very transfer friendly’: Joan isn’t too worried about that poll

The Labour leader is in serious danger of losing her seat, according to a new constituency poll.

‘Is Labour dead?’: We answer the big election questions you’ve been Googling

You’ve asked the search engine some pretty odd and interesting questions.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

Revealed: Labour voted against extending Special Criminal Court’s powers in 2009

Legislation to extend the powers of the non-jury court to deal with cases involving organised crime was opposed at final stages by Joan Burton and her party.

# joan-burton - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

Pat Kenny is coming back to your screens *

* But only to chair the first leaders’ debate of the election race this Thursday.

# joan-burton - Friday 5 February, 2016

Poll: Who do you want to be the next Taoiseach? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you want to be the next Taoiseach?

This time three weeks polling booths will be open.

# joan-burton - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Mother wants child’s PPS number changed as it contains 666

The digits are associated with the devil.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

Joan Burton says Alan Kelly is ‘an incredibly obedient employee’ Election Fever This post contains videos

Joan Burton says Alan Kelly is ‘an incredibly obedient employee’

Meanwhile, Gerry Adams says that 15 seats would be a good election for Sinn Féin.

# joan-burton - Monday 1 February, 2016

Slapped down: Joan Burton insists she IS Alan Kelly’s boss

The Labour deputy leader said yesterday that in politics “you are your own boss”.

# joan-burton - Sunday 31 January, 2016

The Advisers: Meet the small group who have run the country since 2011, for €3.1 million a year

Which minister spends most on their own staff? A new analysis of official figures by

# joan-burton - Saturday 30 January, 2016

With the election imminent, Joan Burton has issued a warning to voters

The Tánaiste said “hard-earned progress” could be “squandered” by voting for other parties.

# joan-burton - Thursday 21 January, 2016

‘Can you imagine what it’s like to have scoliosis, Tánaiste?’

Mary Lou McDonald and Joan Burton had a heated exchange in the Dáil.

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