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#Joan Burton

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# joan-burton - Thursday 8 October, 2015

Is Enda about to shaft Joan?

Analysis: The Taoiseach’s refusal to rule out an early election is starting to make November a self-fulfilling prophecy.

# joan-burton - Monday 28 September, 2015

Joan Burton thinks this Fine Gael minister’s garda dig-out wasn’t a good idea

The Tánaiste appeared to back under fire Fine Gael minister Dara Murphy this morning.

# joan-burton - Thursday 24 September, 2015

Gerry Adams asked Joan Burton lots of questions – but she just wanted to throw shade

The Tánaiste was out to score political points as Adams sought answers on NAMA.

# joan-burton - Friday 18 September, 2015

Gerry Adams hits back at Joan Burton’s 1916 “hijack” claim

Adams has claimed the Labour leader has a “shallow and wholly self-serving approach to Irish history”.

# joan-burton - Thursday 17 September, 2015

Does Labour really want to repeal the 8th Amendment?

Does Labour really want to repeal the 8th Amendment?

Joan Burton latest comments have raised eyebrows about a key Labour commitment.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 16 September, 2015

Pictures: Water protesters clash with gardaí at Joan Burton food bank event

More trouble at an event attended by the Tánaiste today.

# joan-burton - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

Why Labour isn’t finished just yet

Analysis: The party’s obituary has already been written but don’t rule out a reversal in its fortunes.

“Our backs are against the wall, we’re coming out fighting”: Jobstown protesters push back

“This government is a farce, a disgrace and fascist tyrants. This country is in bits and now they’re victimising the ones who were standing up for it.”

Paul Murphy has just been served with a summons for false imprisonment

The summonses relate to the alleged false imprisonment of Tanaiste Joan Burton.

Joan Burton had a go at RTÉ live on air this morning

The Tánaiste also said she trusts the Irish people to use the water grant for what it was intended for.

# joan-burton - Monday 14 September, 2015

Why was Joan Burton in people’s back gardens at the weekend?

A spot of gardening, perhaps?

People on the dole to see 50% increase in their Christmas bonus this year

The bonus is paid to long-term welfare claimants such as jobseekers, pensioners, carers, lone-parents and those with a disability.

# joan-burton - Sunday 13 September, 2015

Joan Burton says people will have more money in their pay packet after the Budget

Joan Burton said voters have to ask themselves if they want a kind of Tory government in power in Ireland.

# joan-burton - Tuesday 8 September, 2015

It’s still not clear how many refugees Ireland is taking

A special cabinet meeting will take place this week to discuss Ireland’s response to the migration crisis.

# joan-burton - Sunday 6 September, 2015

Tánaiste says there shouldn’t be “upper limit” on the refugees Ireland takes

Joan Burton says initial refugees would be followed later by their families.

# joan-burton - Friday 4 September, 2015

You can’t be a godparent if you’re transsexual, says Vatican

This comes as Joan Burton signs a commencement order the Gender Recognition Bill.

# joan-burton - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

From Business ETC Some iffy job numbers show that everything’s not quite rosy right now Flatlined

Some iffy job numbers show that everything’s not quite rosy right now

The unemployment rate has stopped falling.

Taoiseach and Tánaiste defend Ireland: One country cannot fix Europe’s ‘enormous catastrophe’

EU leaders meet later this month to discuss how to deal with the largest influx of refugees into Europe since World War 2.

‘How dare she’: Joan Burton hits back at Mary Lou

The debate over the status of the IRA rages on, with rounds of meetings today in Dublin, London and Belfast.

Enda seems confident he’s in the clear over Fennelly

The Taoiseach has already read the report into the circumstances surrounding the departure of Martin Callinan last year.

# joan-burton - Sunday 30 August, 2015

Labour’s next leader, from most to least likely

Joan Burton is safe for now but who’s in the mix to replace her? We rank the contenders…

# joan-burton - Saturday 29 August, 2015

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

Not long ago, was publishing articles with headlines like ‘Why don’t the Irish protest?’.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

“Dried-out husks don’t set out to murder people” – Burton

The Tanaiste’s comments were made in reaction to former Attorney General Michael McDowell saying the decision was made to let the IRA exist to avoid dissidents filling the void.

# joan-burton - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

Here’s why you’ll be getting another letter about Irish Water soon

From tomorrow all householders who have registered with Irish Water will receive a letter inviting them to apply for a government grant.

# joan-burton - Friday 14 August, 2015

‘The fear of going to prison is horrible’: Jobstown protesters still haven’t been told they’re being charged

Jobstown residents arrested in connection with the protest said they feel they did no wrong.

# joan-burton - Thursday 13 August, 2015

Joan Burton will be a key witness in the Jobstown trial

The Tánaiste will give evidence when over 20 water protesters stand trial.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

Over 20 people, including a TD, will be charged in connection with the Jobstown Irish Water protest

Tánaiste Joan Burton was trapped in her car at the protest.

# joan-burton - Sunday 2 August, 2015

The latest poll is out – and it’s bad news for Enda

The Taoiseach and his party have seen a significant dip in support.

# joan-burton - Thursday 23 July, 2015

Joan Burton to banking inquiry – “We would have let Anglo fail” Banking Inquiry This post contains videos

Joan Burton to banking inquiry – “We would have let Anglo fail”

Labour’s current leader and former leader were in front of the banking inquiry this afternoon.

# joan-burton - Thursday 16 July, 2015

This clip of TDs shouting and roaring will make you glad they’ve gone on holidays

The Dáil has risen until 22 September. Thank God, says you…

‘We’ve a new Troika in town’: Joan doesn’t think much of the new party

The Tánaiste has been reacting to the launch of the Social Democrats yesterday.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

Do you know someone with a ‘secret’ gambling problem?

“Technology has had a profound impact on gambling,” according the authors of a new Irish study.

# joan-burton - Sunday 12 July, 2015

Social welfare screw-up left lone parent without child benefit

The parent’s benefit payments were stopped after a screw-up involving someone else’s PPS number.

# joan-burton - Thursday 9 July, 2015

Labour TD accused of ‘appalling duplicity’ over stance on lone parent cuts

Emmet Stagg said an “unintended consequence” of new rules will see thousands of people lose money.

# joan-burton - Monday 6 July, 2015

Pat Rabbitte will NOT be contesting the next general election

The former Labour leader and minister could not be drawn on the issue recently.

# joan-burton - Sunday 5 July, 2015

Ireland’s next Taoiseach, ranked from most to least likely

Enda Kenny is in the hotseat now, but how likely is that to be the case after the next election.

# joan-burton - Thursday 2 July, 2015

Joan Burton compared to Margaret Thatcher (again)

But the lady is not for turning on the cut to the one-parent family payment.

Lone parent with a child over 7? The government wants you to get working

Tánaiste Joan Burton said if parents can’t get extra hours, the department will be able to help.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Pat Rabbitte’s face doesn’t always reflect his inner happiness

The former minister reflected on his departure from cabinet in a wide-ranging interview with today.

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