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#Joan Burton

# joan-burton - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Gardaí on hunt to find dole cheats

20 gardaí will begin investigating social welfare fraud across the country.

# joan-burton - Monday 8 December, 2014

Enda doesn’t see ‘any circumstances’ in which Anglo junior bondholders will be paid

The government is playing down fears that Anglo junior bondholders are in line for repayment.

How Labour is (subtly) plotting its strategy to exit government

Analysis: With the poll numbers plummeting the party is looking to put distance between itself and Fine Gael.

# joan-burton - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Joan and Enda want to cut your taxes.. but they’re not agreed on how to do it

The Taoiseach and Tánaiste have been talking tax in recent days.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Joan Burton wants to increase the Christmas Bonus again next year

The Tánaiste is in a giving mood and says the partial restoration of the bonus this year is “a start”.

Sinn Féin has complained about ‘defamatory allegations’ from Joan Burton

The party has written to Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett over last week’s row at Leaders’ Questions.

The dole queue has shrunk to a post-recession low… And Joan Burton’s happy

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

If you receive social welfare your Christmas Bonus is coming this week

Jobseekers need to be claiming for 15 months to receive the payment.

# joan-burton - Saturday 29 November, 2014

Here’s a breakdown of how many people get rent supplement – county by county

The number of recipients has dropped by 15,000 since 2012.

# joan-burton - Friday 28 November, 2014

# joan-burton - Thursday 27 November, 2014

Dáil suspended three times IN ONE HOUR as Burton and SF clash on abuse claims

Sinn Féin reacted angrily to sex abuse comments made by the Tánaiste.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Lynn Boylan: Jobstown protest was completely blown out of proportion

The Sinn Féin MEP is not happy with how the protest was covered by the media.

‘If there were no carers, the cost to the government would bring the system down’

Carers are calling for the respite care grant to be reinstated in 2015.

# joan-burton - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Government funds to pay for funerals halved since 2011

A review of the guidelines for Exceptional Needs Payments was carried out in 2012.

# joan-burton - Monday 24 November, 2014

A Labour senator thinks Ireland has become a lawless utopia in the past week

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

‘Potentially an ISIS situation ‘: Here are the winners and losers from the political week House Of Cards This post contains a poll

‘Potentially an ISIS situation ‘: Here are the winners and losers from the political week

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 cost of ministerial transport since 2011? … €14 million

The Department of Justice had, by far, the highest expenditure.

# joan-burton - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Joan Burton’s given an official Garda statement about Jobstown

Gardaí have also been trawling through video footage captured and uploaded to social media sites, as part of their follow-up investigations.

‘I was concerned if the car doors opened what would happen next’ – Joan Burton

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

Does Paul Murphy think he’s too posh to represent working people? Champagne Socialist This post contains videos

Does Paul Murphy think he’s too posh to represent working people?

The Socialist TD’s background has come under scrutiny in the wake of his involvement in the Jobstown protest last weekend.

‘Like Del Boy trying to sell discounted goods’: Socialist TDs are not impressed by water charge concessions

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

Paul Murphy: It would have been peaceful to hold Joan Burton for 12 hours No Apologies This post contains videos

Paul Murphy: It would have been peaceful to hold Joan Burton for 12 hours

The Socialist TD has defended his actions in Saturday’s controversial protest.

# joan-burton - Monday 17 November, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about MORE water protests, who to blame over Saturday’s action targeting the Tánaiste, bomb threats and bird flu.

Taoiseach says Burton was effectively kidnapped in Jobstown

The Taoiseach also criticised the actions of AAA TD Paul Murphy, who played a leading role in Saturday’s Jobstown protest.

From Business ETC Labour wants ‘robust data’ on zero-hour contracts before doing anything about them Zero Hours

Labour wants ‘robust data’ on zero-hour contracts before doing anything about them

Joan Burton called the arrangements an “abomination”, while unions have labelled them “extremely exploitative”.

Woman awarded €5,000 for not being allowed to do JobBridge internship

She was excluded from joining the scheme because she was in receipt of a one-parent family benefit.

Frances Fitzgerald: Gardaí are not heavy-handed at water protests

Tánaiste Joan Burton was trapped in her car by anti-water charge protesters for almost three hours on Saturday.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Catch up as you wake up.

# joan-burton - Sunday 16 November, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

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.

Video shows Joan Burton being hit with a water balloon at Jobstown protest

This was before the hours-long protest that saw Joan Burton trapped in her car for hours as riot-gardaí were called in.

“€178 per year” …. Ministers are zeroing in on the final figure for water charges

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.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Catch up as you wake up.

# joan-burton - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Dáil adjourned until Tuesday after Mary Lou stages four-hour sit-in Goodbye Mary Lou This post contains videos

Dáil adjourned until Tuesday after Mary Lou stages four-hour sit-in

It’s the second time in a month the Sinn Féin TD has been suspended from the chamber.

Protester removed from 1916 event after she called Enda Kenny the C-word 1916 Rising This post contains videos

Protester removed from 1916 event after she called Enda Kenny the C-word

The incident happened at the launch of the Government’s plans for commemorating the centenary of 1916 Rising.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

Relatives boycott launch of 1916 commemorations, calling it a ‘political stunt’

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

Joan Burton has been compared to Margaret Thatcher

And not for the first time either.

# joan-burton - Sunday 9 November, 2014

Joan Burton is Woman of the Year

Philomena Lee and Miss Panti also received awards from Irish Tatler last night.

Did Labour break its own rules to make this man one of its most senior officials?

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

‘Curry my yoghurt can coca coalyer’: Here are the winners and losers from the political week

In which the water charges saga rumbled on, Obama suffered a major setback and a DUP member mocked the Irish language.