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# joan-burton - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Just the two of us: Enda Kenny and Joan Burton are back in talks tonight… alone

The Taoiseach and Tánaiste are holding further discussions ahead of the expected Cabinet reshuffle tomorrow.

Willie O’Dea tried to make hay while the sun shone… And the thunder rolled

All the ministers were meeting behind closed doors — a perfect time, thought Fianna Fáil, to schedule a press op.

Howlin: ‘I am going to work away until somebody tells me that I shouldn’t’ Reshuffle This post contains videos

Howlin: ‘I am going to work away until somebody tells me that I shouldn’t’

The Public Spending Minister is in the dark about the looming Cabinet reshuffle.

# joan-burton - Monday 7 July, 2014

Michael Noonan expects there will be a new Cabinet by Wednesday

The Finance Minister was speaking as the Taoiseach and new Tánaiste meet for five hours to discuss what policies will be pursued by government.

Here are the 9 things you need to know about the imminent Cabinet reshuffle

Wild rumours and intense speculation as Enda Kenny and Joan Burton prepare to shuffle their pack.

Burton’s social housing promises ‘can’t be more spin’

The new Labour leader is being asked to scrap the Home Assistance Payment.

# joan-burton - Sunday 6 July, 2014

What counties have the highest number of people on rent allowance?

Outside of Dublin, Wexford has the highest concentration.

# joan-burton - Saturday 5 July, 2014

“Joan’s Day”: After months of doom and gloom Labour had something to smile about yesterday

The outcome was inevitable but the democratic process ensured Labour had its day in the sun in Dublin yesterday.

# joan-burton - Friday 4 July, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about whether the Garth Brooks gigs will go ahead, the new Labour leader and the jail sentence for Rolf Harris…

Joan Burton is the new leader of the Labour Party

Labour’s former leader-in-waiting is now officially in charge. She’s asking the Irish people to have trust in her, and in the party as a whole.

Here are 6 big challenges facing Joan Burton as the new Labour leader and Tánaiste

She’s won the race to be leader but the hard work starts now for the new Tánaiste.

Alan Kelly is Labour’s new deputy leader and expects to become a Cabinet minister

The junior transport minister has been elected as Joan Burton’s deputy.

Tánaiste Burton: ‘Labour will enshrine equal rights from the workplace to the wedding ceremony’ New Broom This post contains videos

Tánaiste Burton: ‘Labour will enshrine equal rights from the workplace to the wedding ceremony’

The new Labour leader has been giving a press conference outlining her priorities this afternoon.

“We agreed to work closely together”: Enda’s businesslike statement on Joan’s win

The new Labour leader is expected to meet with the Taoiseach early next weeks for talks on a Cabinet reshuffle.

“That’s entirely a matter for the new leader”: Gilmore ducks questions on future plans

Is Eamon off to Europe? He’s not saying much on the subject. It’s “Joan Burton’s day”.

Alex White concedes: “This is Joan’s day” Concession This post contains videos

Alex White concedes: “This is Joan’s day”

The junior health minister has effectively conceded the leadership contest, ahead of Burton’s expected confirmation in the role this afternoon.

Dear Enda…Here’s Eamon Gilmore’s heartfelt resignation letter to the Taoiseach

“It has been a privilege and an honour….”

Au Revoir Eamon: Gilmore through the years Memory Lane This post contains images

Au Revoir Eamon: Gilmore through the years

On his last day in the job, we take a look back at the outgoing Labour leader through the years.

Clearing the way: Eamon Gilmore has officially resigned as Tánaiste

Joan Burton is set to be formally appointed later today.

Joan Burton to be next Labour leader as counting continues, Kelly to be deputy leader Labour's Choice This post contains videos

Joan Burton to be next Labour leader as counting continues, Kelly to be deputy leader

The party’s current deputy leader is expected to see off the challenge of Alex White.

‘Fingers still crossed’: Joan Burton feeling hopeful about Labour leadership

The new Labour Party leader will be named this afternoon.

One of these two people will be Labour leader later today. Here’s what they told us… The Contenders This post contains videos

One of these two people will be Labour leader later today. Here’s what they told us…

We did in-depth interviews with Joan Burton and Alex White last month. Here’s what they had to say…

# joan-burton - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Almost 3,000 extra young people were signing on last month

Overall, the number of people on the Live Register decreased by 4,400 in June.

# joan-burton - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Why Eamon Gilmore wants a top EU job, and why it would be a win for Labour if he got it

Analysis: Labour is being told it needs to be more assertive in government, and it’s starting with the European Commissioner job.

# joan-burton - Saturday 28 June, 2014

A TD used a Dáil question to ask if a water meter protester would have their dole cut

Terence Flanagan used a case involving one of his own constituents to ask if the Department of Social Protection cuts the dole of anti-government protestors.

# joan-burton - Friday 27 June, 2014

Burton vs. White: 9 things we learned from the fifth and final Labour hustings

There’s anger among the ‘survivors of the bloodbath’, the threat of Sinn Féin needs to be taken seriously, and Joan Burton has twice as many things to be proud of as Alex White…

# joan-burton - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

‘Hopeless fantasy’: McVerry warns that homelessness will increase by 2016, not be eliminated

Joan Burton defended the government’s Housing Bill at the launch of the Peter McVerry Trust Annual Report 2013. The Trust helped 3,586 people last year, up from 383 six years ago.

“Hands off”: Older voters send warning to Government on Free Travel Pass

The scheme is currently being reviewed, but Age Action is warning that any negative changes will be vehemently opposed by older people.

# joan-burton - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

‘I keep telling him to work on that voice’ – Joan Burton’s advice to Mario Rosenstock Work To Do This post contains videos

‘I keep telling him to work on that voice’ – Joan Burton’s advice to Mario Rosenstock Exclusive

It’s infamous but what does the Social Protection Minister make of Mario Rosenstock’s take off of her?

VIDEO: Joan Burton on how austerity affects her and Sinn Féin being an ‘intensely populist party’ Your Questions Answered This post contains videos

VIDEO: Joan Burton on how austerity affects her and Sinn Féin being an ‘intensely populist party’

The Labour leadership hopeful answers your questions on regrets, where she sees her party in five years and who she thinks will win the World Cup.

Joan Burton: I favour legalising cannabis for medical use (and no, I’ve never smoked it) Did Not Inhale This post contains videos

Joan Burton: I favour legalising cannabis for medical use (and no, I’ve never smoked it) Exclusive

We asked Alex White so it would have been rude not to ask the other Labour leadership contender.

# joan-burton - Monday 23 June, 2014

VIDEO: What does Joan Burton think has been Labour’s biggest mistake in government? Any Regrets? This post contains videos

VIDEO: What does Joan Burton think has been Labour’s biggest mistake in government? Exclusive

The Labour leadership contender has given a wide-ranging interview to TheJournal.ie today. Here is some of what she said.

# joan-burton - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Joan Burton’s department has refused to name most of the companies who use JobBridge

Sixty-eight per cent of companies who advertised over 9,000 posts on the JobBridge asked to remain anonymous.

You can’t just put ‘The Phoenix Park’ on your wedding invite… Here’s why.

If you don’t put the exact spot, how will your former lovers know where to head so they can tearfully shout their objections?

# joan-burton - Saturday 21 June, 2014

Joan Burton says she has the passion needed to be the next Labour leader

She said the widening gap between the rich and the poor needs to be tackled.

# joan-burton - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Revised bill would allow people to legally change their gender at age 16 or 17

However, a court order will be required, as well as certification from a doctor that the applicant is mature enough.

VIDEO: Alex White on how austerity affects him and whether Joan Burton hurt his feelings Your Questions Answered This post contains videos

VIDEO: Alex White on how austerity affects him and whether Joan Burton hurt his feelings Exclusive

The Labour leadership hopeful answers your questions on regrets, pulling out of government and who he thinks will win the World Cup.

# joan-burton - Monday 16 June, 2014

How many people have taken up Gateway job activation places?

The scheme offers those on social welfare an extra €20 a week.

Appealing a social welfare decision? You could be in for a long wait

The average processing time of an appeal is six months.

# joan-burton - Sunday 15 June, 2014

The number of people receiving a carer’s allowance has increased by 40%

Joan Burton came under fire in the Dáil this week for cuts to grants and delays in social welfare decisions.