Joan Burton is a Labour Party TD for the Dublin West Constituency. She was first elected to the Dail in November of '92 but was not re-elected in the '97 election. She was elected again in 2002 and has remained a TD since. Burton is currently the Minister for Social Protection in the Fine Gael-Labour coalition.
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God love ‘em.
# joan-burton - Tuesday 26 August, 2014
The Jobs Minister’s position contrasts with those in Labour who want a Low Pay Commission.
# joan-burton - Monday 25 August, 2014
The Tánaiste is also in favour of repealing the 8th Amendment.
# joan-burton - Saturday 23 August, 2014
You win some, you lose some – even during the summer recess.
# joan-burton - Thursday 21 August, 2014
The former junior minister and Labour TD gave a wide-ranging interview to TheJournal.ie this week.
The former Labour TD is “very open” to the idea of a new political party, she told TheJournal.ie.
# joan-burton - Monday 18 August, 2014
Analysis: Joan Burton’s party has gone from 7 per cent to 14 per cent in the latest opinion poll. But why?
# joan-burton - Wednesday 13 August, 2014
The government’s breach of its own pay ceiling for advisers has been controversial in recent years.
# joan-burton - Wednesday 6 August, 2014
Where and when will grieving families be required to disclose a cause of death?
# joan-burton - Sunday 3 August, 2014
And, we’re warning you now, the public were also asked about Garth Brooks in this Sunday Independent/Millward Brown survey.
# joan-burton - Monday 28 July, 2014
# joan-burton - Thursday 24 July, 2014
The UN Human Rights Committee is urging the Government to revise its “highly restrictive” abortion laws.
# joan-burton - Wednesday 23 July, 2014
It’s expected that draft legislation will be ready by the end of the year.
# joan-burton - Monday 21 July, 2014
Angela Kerins has launched legal action against ‘deeply distressing’ inquiry into her involvement with Rehab.
The MacGill Summer School has been discussing how to restore trust and credibility in our institutions.
The Tánaiste said that “viable ceasefire” is needed in the Middle East after a weekend of violence.
Glenties plays host to the 34th annual MacGill Summer School all week.
# joan-burton - Thursday 17 July, 2014
There was an unexpected, wildcard move from Gerry Adams, and the Tánaiste did a bit of waving.
# joan-burton - Tuesday 15 July, 2014
It follows a number of cases in recent months where couples were told they would have to get married inside a hotel, rather than in a marquee outside as planned.
Analysis: It’s no country for old men or young women but there’s a big promotion for one young man.
Ibec is one of several groups making pre-budget submissions to the Oireachtas Finance Committee today, but what else is happening in Leinster House?
# joan-burton - Saturday 12 July, 2014
As the talks continued and the wait lengthened anticipation turned to frustration ahead of the Cabinet reshuffle.
# joan-burton - Friday 11 July, 2014
From access to childcare to disposing bank assets, they’ve covered a lot in the Statement of Priorities.
Who’s in? Who’s out? Who’s stuck with the same job?
The Tánaiste said that the new faces in Cabinet will allow them to ‘work afresh’.
Analysis: The Cabinet’s female membership is doubled but will Labour rue taking on Environment?
The Government has a new look. Now it’s time to get down to business, say the farmers, teachers, doctors, hoteliers……
Announcing his new Cabinet today, Enda Kenny thanked outgoing ministers for their service to the Irish people.
Leo Varadkar to Health, Phil Hogan is off, Joan Burton is staying put and it looks like James Reilly is going to Foreign Affairs.
# joan-burton - Thursday 10 July, 2014
Earlier, Taoiseach said he was “getting on very well with the Tánaiste”.
The new Bill has been described as “the most important reform of family law for a generation”.
Mary-Lou McDonald called it “a catastrophe in motion.” (She was referring to Gaza.)
The Health Minister is one of a few Cabinet members expected to be undertaking their last official engagements today, ahead of the reshuffle.
# joan-burton - Wednesday 9 July, 2014
More talks between the Taoiseach and the new Tánaiste took place this evening and are ongoing.
Analysis: Sources on all sides of the talks between Enda Kenny and Joan Burton insist there is nothing untoward about the delay.
# joan-burton - Tuesday 8 July, 2014
Everyone’s talking about Garth Brooks, the cabinet reshuffle and Google smartphones for robots…