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.
# joan-burton - Today’s News
God love ‘em.
# joan-burton - Sunday 15 June, 2014
Joan Burton came under fire in the Dáil this week for cuts to grants and delays in social welfare decisions.
# joan-burton - Saturday 14 June, 2014
The Minister for Social Protection was speaking at a leadership debate with rival Alex White.
Joan Burton and Alex White will be speaking to TheJournal.ie in the coming two weeks. What do you want to ask them?
# joan-burton - Thursday 12 June, 2014
But Alex White thinks it’s “the sort of behaviour that gives politics a bad name”.
A sharp fall for the junior coalition party in the latest opinion poll.
# joan-burton - Wednesday 11 June, 2014
TDs will debate the controversial issue in the Dáil today.
# joan-burton - Tuesday 10 June, 2014
The first of five hustings took place in north Dublin last night as the Labour Party decides on its new leader and deputy leader.
Senator Katherine Zappone thinks they need to be updated and will present a Bill on the subject in the Seanad today.
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# joan-burton - Monday 9 June, 2014
The Labour Minister said that this must be accompanied by a “strong safety net” to protect people.
White was speaking at the Labour leadership hustings in Dublin this evening.
# joan-burton - Thursday 5 June, 2014
The Social Protection Minister’s dismissing any suggestion that her strident negotiating style could hasten the end of the coalition government.
# joan-burton - Wednesday 4 June, 2014
A rally to support the workers will take place outside Leinster House this afternoon.
# joan-burton - Tuesday 3 June, 2014
Everyone’s talking about the Labour Party, the bodies of 800 babies in Tuam and a review of the Justice Department.
The junior health minister has set out his stall as he battles with Joan Burton for the Labour leadership.
It looks like a two-horse race between Alex White and Joan Burton, but who should get it?
Ireland for life – but Brazil for a fling.
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There had been speculation that Kerry North TD Arthur Spring was to announce his candidacy but he has reportedly backed Joan Burton.
# joan-burton - Monday 2 June, 2014
Ciara Conway has declared her candidacy for the deputy leadership of the Labour Party.
# joan-burton - Friday 30 May, 2014
Barring a late entrant one of Alex White or Joan Burton will be the next leader of the Labour Party and Tánaiste.
The junior minister admitted that the government was “too slow to move on the issue”.
# joan-burton - Thursday 29 May, 2014
He’ll make the announcement tomorrow.
These are not the droids you are looking for.
Three TDs want to be Labour’s second-in-command, one thinks Joan Burton would be a ‘fantastic’ leader
Junior Ministers Alan Kelly and Seán Sherlock as well as Cork TD Michael McCarthy are all in the running for the deputy leadership.
Brendan Howlin ruled himself out last night, while the party’s still awaiting an announcement from junior minister Alex White.
# joan-burton - Wednesday 28 May, 2014
There is still no firm indication as to whether anyone else will battle for the Labour leadership with Joan Burton though junior minister Alex White has not ruled himself out.
The party’s deputy leader has confirmed her ambition to replace Eamon Gilmore.
# joan-burton - Tuesday 27 May, 2014
Brendan Howlin and Alan Kelly have both said they will decide on their intentions in the next 48 hours.
# joan-burton - Monday 26 May, 2014
Joan Burton’s short odds, but does she have it sewn up?
He agonised over it, but the Tánaiste realised that Labour would be best served by his departure. The question now is whether it is enough to save the junior coalition party.
# joan-burton - Sunday 25 May, 2014
Politicians on both sides have been singing a surprisingly similar tune the last couple of days…
The Communications Minister was asked whether he thought people who voted Labour in 2011 were due an apology…
# joan-burton - Saturday 24 May, 2014
Joan Burton insisted she has confidence in Eamon Gilmore at the count centre in Citywest today but the endorsement appeared lukewarm.
# joan-burton - Sunday 18 May, 2014
It follows a poll which shows an expected drop of seven per cent in support for Fine Gael in Friday’s local elections, compared to the last ballot five years ago.
# joan-burton - Saturday 10 May, 2014
The man, who has a community work placement, says he understands he has to work for his money but he was told he would get an extra €20.
# joan-burton - Friday 9 May, 2014
Failure to give transgender people formal legal status has affected their ability to access education, transport and social welfare.
# joan-burton - Thursday 8 May, 2014
And will face penalties if they don’t take up their places.