# joan-burton - Today’s News
# 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?
Good morning! Here are the nine stories you need to know this morning as things get back to normal after the bank holiday weekend.
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.
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.
5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.
# 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.
# joan-burton - Sunday 4 May, 2014
# joan-burton - Friday 2 May, 2014
The junior coalition partner is unlikely to win the Dáil seat that became vacant following the resignation of its former TD Patrick Nulty in March.
# joan-burton - Thursday 1 May, 2014
The Tánaiste was in bullish mood as he launched the Labour party election campaign in Dublin today.
Local election candidate Martina Genockey was accosted by two opponents in Tallaght and the confrontation became physical.
# joan-burton - Monday 28 April, 2014
Phil Prendergast MEP suggested that the Social Protection Minister take over the leadership.
Party members have been delivering a united message this morning, criticising Phil Prendergast for not ‘holding her nerve’ amid bad poll results.
Phil Prendergast’s call comes in the wake of an opinion poll that put support for her re-election bid in Ireland South at just 4 per cent.
# joan-burton - Thursday 24 April, 2014
With 29 days to go before the elections, the political parties are turning routine tasks into media events and there’s some interesting stuff being said and done as we spent the morning loitering around Temple Bar.
The organisation’s director general said Burton’s anti-fraud programme makes a concerning link between overpayments and fraud and creates potential for people making repayments to fall into destitution.
After two years of being unemployed, I’ve just started a JobBridge internship. The experience has been a mixed one so far.
In one instance, a man claiming jobseeker’s had €400,000 in his bank account and the minister said some €10 million has already been recovered as part of her department’s new system.
# joan-burton - Friday 18 April, 2014
Almost 700 payments have been made so far this year.
# joan-burton - Thursday 17 April, 2014