# joan-burton - Tuesday 9 December, 2014
# joan-burton - Monday 8 December, 2014
The government is playing down fears that Anglo junior bondholders are in line for repayment.
Analysis: With the poll numbers plummeting the party is looking to put distance between itself and Fine Gael.
# joan-burton - Thursday 4 December, 2014
The Taoiseach and Tánaiste have been talking tax in recent days.
# joan-burton - Wednesday 3 December, 2014
The Tánaiste is in a giving mood and says the partial restoration of the bonus this year is “a start”.
The party has written to Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett over last week’s row at Leaders’ Questions.
Each person off the Live Register and into a job saves the taxpayer €20,000 a year, the government says.
# joan-burton - Sunday 30 November, 2014
Jobseekers need to be claiming for 15 months to receive the payment.
# joan-burton - Saturday 29 November, 2014
The number of recipients has dropped by 15,000 since 2012.
# joan-burton - Friday 28 November, 2014
The pre-election rhetoric has begun.
# joan-burton - Thursday 27 November, 2014
Sinn Féin reacted angrily to sex abuse comments made by the Tánaiste.
# joan-burton - Wednesday 26 November, 2014
The Sinn Féin MEP is not happy with how the protest was covered by the media.
Carers are calling for the respite care grant to be reinstated in 2015.
# joan-burton - Tuesday 25 November, 2014
A review of the guidelines for Exceptional Needs Payments was carried out in 2012.
# joan-burton - Monday 24 November, 2014
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
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 Department of Justice had, by far, the highest expenditure.
# joan-burton - Thursday 20 November, 2014
Gardaí have also been trawling through video footage captured and uploaded to social media sites, as part of their follow-up investigations.
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
The Socialist TD’s background has come under scrutiny in the wake of his involvement in the Jobstown protest last weekend.
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
The Socialist TD has defended his actions in Saturday’s controversial protest.
# joan-burton - Monday 17 November, 2014
Everyone’s talking about MORE water protests, who to blame over Saturday’s action targeting the Tánaiste, bomb threats and bird flu.
The Taoiseach also criticised the actions of AAA TD Paul Murphy, who played a leading role in Saturday’s Jobstown protest.
Joan Burton called the arrangements an “abomination”, while unions have labelled them “extremely exploitative”.
She was excluded from joining the scheme because she was in receipt of a one-parent family benefit.
Tánaiste Joan Burton was trapped in her car by anti-water charge protesters for almost three hours on Saturday.
# joan-burton - Sunday 16 November, 2014
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.
This was before the hours-long protest that saw Joan Burton trapped in her car for hours as riot-gardaí were called in.
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.
# joan-burton - Thursday 13 November, 2014
It’s the second time in a month the Sinn Féin TD has been suspended from the chamber.
The incident happened at the launch of the Government’s plans for commemorating the centenary of 1916 Rising.
# joan-burton - Wednesday 12 November, 2014
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
And not for the first time either.
# joan-burton - Sunday 9 November, 2014
Philomena Lee and Miss Panti also received awards from Irish Tatler last night.
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
In which the water charges saga rumbled on, Obama suffered a major setback and a DUP member mocked the Irish language.