# joan-burton - Today’s News
# joan-burton - Wednesday 26 November, 2014
Carers are calling for the respite care grant to be reinstated in 2015.
# joan-burton - Tuesday 25 November, 2014
A review of the guidelines for Exceptional Needs Payments was carried out in 2012.
# joan-burton - Monday 24 November, 2014
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
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 Department of Justice had, by far, the highest expenditure.
# joan-burton - Thursday 20 November, 2014
Gardaí have also been trawling through video footage captured and uploaded to social media sites, as part of their follow-up investigations.
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
The Socialist TD’s background has come under scrutiny in the wake of his involvement in the Jobstown protest last weekend.
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
The Socialist TD has defended his actions in Saturday’s controversial protest.
# joan-burton - Monday 17 November, 2014
Everyone’s talking about MORE water protests, who to blame over Saturday’s action targeting the Tánaiste, bomb threats and bird flu.
The Taoiseach also criticised the actions of AAA TD Paul Murphy, who played a leading role in Saturday’s Jobstown protest.
Joan Burton called the arrangements an “abomination”, while unions have labelled them “extremely exploitative”.
She was excluded from joining the scheme because she was in receipt of a one-parent family benefit.
Tánaiste Joan Burton was trapped in her car by anti-water charge protesters for almost three hours on Saturday.
# joan-burton - Sunday 16 November, 2014
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.
This was before the hours-long protest that saw Joan Burton trapped in her car for hours as riot-gardaí were called in.
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.
# joan-burton - Thursday 13 November, 2014
It’s the second time in a month the Sinn Féin TD has been suspended from the chamber.
The incident happened at the launch of the Government’s plans for commemorating the centenary of 1916 Rising.
# joan-burton - Wednesday 12 November, 2014
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
And not for the first time either.
# joan-burton - Sunday 9 November, 2014
Philomena Lee and Miss Panti also received awards from Irish Tatler last night.
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
In which the water charges saga rumbled on, Obama suffered a major setback and a DUP member mocked the Irish language.
# joan-burton - Thursday 6 November, 2014
Meanwhile, the EMC discussed water charges today and Enda Kenny and Joan Burton said their relationship is “very strong”.
# joan-burton - Wednesday 5 November, 2014
“I am very confident that the Taoiseach and I are very much on the same page on that,” Burton said today.
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# joan-burton - Saturday 25 October, 2014
He is also meeting over 17 companies in a hope to drum up some jobs in Ireland.
# joan-burton - Thursday 23 October, 2014
Mary Lou McDonald’s usual Thursday afternoon rumble with the Tánaiste didn’t go ahead today. Here’s why…
5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…
The Tánaiste has again moved to clarify her comments about Irish Water protesters with expensive phones and cameras.
# joan-burton - Saturday 18 October, 2014
Watch an extended interview with the Sinn Féin deputy leader at TheJournal.ie’s offices this week.
# joan-burton - Thursday 16 October, 2014
“I’m sorry that’s not good enough … and I’m sorry if this breaches Dáil etiquette.”
A panel of women politicians came together in Dublin this morning to discuss Budget 2015.
Spoiler: She’s not a fan.
# joan-burton - Wednesday 15 October, 2014
The Social Protection minister caused controversy last week with comments about ‘expensive phones and cameras’.