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# joan-burton - Saturday 28 February, 2015

Burton hits out at ‘bullying’ water protesters and hard-left in prime time speech

Burton managed to take a swipe at everyone from ‘chaotic’ Sinn Féín to ‘can’t govern themselves’ independents as part of her main set-piece conference speech.

# joan-burton - Friday 27 February, 2015

As Labour’s conference opens, Alan Kelly says this is one of the best governments ever

Labour voted in favour of a motion to campaign for the repeal of the 8th Amendment at the next election on the opening night of its conference.

Why Joan Burton has a year to save Labour from an election bloodbath

Analysis: Labour gathers in Killarney this weekend hoping to reverse its increasingly worrying poll numbers.

# joan-burton - Thursday 26 February, 2015

What can Labour do to win back support?

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

# joan-burton - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Joan Burton: I sometimes wonder if TDs criticising JobBridge have ever worked in a job*

* “Apart from politics of course,” the Tánaiste said.

The JobBridge €50 top-up won’t be increased, here’s why

The National Youth Council of Ireland thinks “significant reform” of the internship scheme is needed.

With all this good news, why is Labour so low in the polls? We asked Joan Burton…

The Tánaiste answered questions about Labour’s low poll ratings today.

Snapshots: Here’s what four years in government does to you…

It’s exactly four years since the last general election so how do some of our ministers look now compared to 2011?

# joan-burton - Thursday 19 February, 2015

Sinn Féin is launching an alternative to JobBridge … with some American inspiration

The party thinks too many employers abuse the current system.

# joan-burton - Monday 16 February, 2015

Labour is kick-starting its general election preparations tonight Battle Stations This post contains videos

# joan-burton - Sunday 15 February, 2015

Paul Murphy calls for “significant response” if Jobstown protest arrests continue

The TD described the arrests as “not acceptable”.

# joan-burton - Saturday 14 February, 2015

Photos: Hundreds protest over 20 arrests of anti-water charge activists this week Jobstown This post contains images

Photos: Hundreds protest over 20 arrests of anti-water charge activists this week

Socialist TD Joe Higgins said the number of gardaí turning up for the arrests was a clear waste of the force’s resources.

# joan-burton - Friday 13 February, 2015

# joan-burton - Thursday 12 February, 2015

TD accused of referring to gardaí as ‘dogs’ in the Dáil

There were extremely heated scenes in the Dáil during the discussion about Jobstown.

Can Willie Walsh convince TDs to allow the sale of Aer Lingus?

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

# joan-burton - Tuesday 10 February, 2015

Ireland is one of the worst places in Europe to retire right now

A lack of doctors means the country’s rating for healthcare has plunged.

Father of arrested 16-year-old: “There was a big bang. I thought they were putting the door in”

The teenager was led from his home by ten gardaí first thing this morning. It’s in connection with last year’s ‘Jobstown’ protest.

# joan-burton - Monday 9 February, 2015

Paul Murphy released from garda custody, says he didn’t answer questions about Jobstown

Murphy was still in his pyjamas when offficers called to his south Dublin home, his partner has said.

# joan-burton - Saturday 7 February, 2015

This is why Joan Burton wants you all to start paying for your own retirement

Here’s what we know about the Tánaiste’s “shamrock saver” scheme so far…

From Business ETC ‘Opening a business is risky. It’s time self-employed people had a safety net’ RISKY BUSINESS

‘Opening a business is risky. It’s time self-employed people had a safety net’

The Small Firms Association wants self-employed people to be allowed make voluntary contributions to PRSI.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Hold on to your hats – a new incarnation of JobBridge is on the way

Two new schemes aimed at 18-25 year olds have just been launched

# joan-burton - Sunday 1 February, 2015

From Business ETC Weird Wide Web: Creepy stalking software, a dose of virtual reality and a futuristic hospital Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: Creepy stalking software, a dose of virtual reality and a futuristic hospital

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

# joan-burton - Thursday 29 January, 2015

It’s like installing an iPad, Mary Lou… Just a little more complicated

Joan Burton can’t see why everyone’s making such a fuss about that Irish Water grants letter.

Enda Kenny and Joan Burton were given a serious dose of (virtual) reality today

They didn’t look happy when the fun was over.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Child benefit is ‘staying as it is’, regardless of what the IMF says

The Coalition is standing its ground.

From Business ETC Any sale of government’s Aer Lingus shares would face Dáil vote Boeing Boeing...

Any sale of government’s Aer Lingus shares would face Dáil vote

The airline’s proposed buyer has said it will keep Aer Lingus as a separate business.

Micheál Martin wants a live TV showdown with Enda Kenny… but will the Taoiseach do it?

Fianna Fáil has approached Claire Byrne Live about facilitating a debate between the two party leaders.

# joan-burton - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

Gerry Adams just got the better of Joan Burton on last night’s Claire Byrne Live

Analysis: While the Tánaiste was better on the economy, there’s no doubt that Adams has improved his debating.

# joan-burton - Sunday 25 January, 2015

# joan-burton - Thursday 22 January, 2015

Joan Burton compares Mary Lou to a saint … but not in a good way

The pair have a history of clashing in the Dáil.

# joan-burton - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Joan Burton thinks concerns about water meters are ‘a total ball of smoke’

There was a lot of finger-wagging and eye-rolling at Leaders’ Questions today.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Enda: A job means you can buy the car, the boyfriend, the girlfriend, the boots or whatever

A job is deadly, the Taoiseach was essentially saying today.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

There will be no Welfare Wednesday drinks tonight

Owner Gary Payne apologised for using the word ‘welfare’ in the promotion.

# joan-burton - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

‘Welfare Wednesday’ pub: ‘We are in a high unemployment area and didn’t want to exclude locals’

The pub issued a statement saying they did not mean to offend anyone.

# joan-burton - Monday 5 January, 2015

Enda and Joan will ‘promise to do just about anything’ to improve their poll ratings

After lending the political limelight to Lucinda, the Government’s hoping to dominate the political news agenda this week…

# joan-burton - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Look out for the giant spliff: The not-so-serious 2014 political awards

They all take themselves way too seriously in Leinster House. So here’s a bit of light relief from the year that was…

Here are our 10 most commented on articles in 2014

From Joan Burton to Garth Brooks, here’s what got you all talking this year.

Here’s how much it would cost to scrap USC for people who earn less than €60,000

Some people want the controversial charged abolished altogether.

# joan-burton - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Our top 10 most shared articles on Facebook in 2014

And the most popular ones on Twitter too.

There were 24 data breaches in Joan Burton’s department this year

Most of the cases were due to “genuine error”, the Tánaiste said.