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#Joan Burton

# joan-burton - Monday 17 November, 2014

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.

# joan-burton - Thursday 6 November, 2014

People who don’t pay water charges will NOT have their supply reduced or cut off, says Minister

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

Burton: €200 water bill for four adult family is my personal hope… and Enda is on the same page

“I am very confident that the Taoiseach and I are very much on the same page on that,” Burton said today.

State of the Nation: Can Fine Gael and Labour agree on water charges?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# joan-burton - Saturday 25 October, 2014

From Business ETC Minister Bruton is going to the US to explain the death of the ‘Double Irish’ tax loophole Corporation Tax

Minister Bruton is going to the US to explain the death of the ‘Double Irish’ tax loophole

He is also meeting over 17 companies in a hope to drum up some jobs in Ireland.

# joan-burton - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Why wasn’t Mary Lou quizzing Joan Burton in the Dáil today?

Mary Lou McDonald’s usual Thursday afternoon rumble with the Tánaiste didn’t go ahead today. Here’s why…

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Joan Burton: I’m delighted people are filming Irish Water protests

The Tánaiste has again moved to clarify her comments about Irish Water protesters with expensive phones and cameras.

# joan-burton - Saturday 18 October, 2014

Mary Lou McDonald: ‘I’m not exactly a shrinking violet’ The High Table Interview This post contains videos

Mary Lou McDonald: ‘I’m not exactly a shrinking violet’

Watch an extended interview with the Sinn Féin deputy leader at TheJournal.ie’s offices this week.

# joan-burton - Thursday 16 October, 2014

A smart-alec Tánaiste giving smart-alec answers… That’s what Mary Lou thinks of Joan

“I’m sorry that’s not good enough … and I’m sorry if this breaches Dáil etiquette.”

Rebellious taxpayers and ‘testosterone-driven woohah’: What do female politicians make of the Budget?

A panel of women politicians came together in Dublin this morning to discuss Budget 2015.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Joan Burton is, in fact, “delighted” that people have expensive phones and cameras

The Social Protection minister caused controversy last week with comments about ‘expensive phones and cameras’.

Water charges: Burton hints at further breaks for lower paid

The issue of bringing in relief for low income workers and the short-term unemployed should be ‘looked at’ according to the Social Protection Minister.

# joan-burton - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Child Benefit: €5 extra per child, per month for parents

Brendan Howlin sprung the surprise increase this afternoon.

# joan-burton - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about “expensive cameras”, Sinn Féin, and an increasing number of Ebola scares.

Watch: Joan Burton wants to know why water protesters have expensive phones and cameras

Her comments follow scuffles between protesters and gardaí in Clare Hall earlier this week.

Tánaiste tells Mary Lou to ‘get real’ and ‘stop spreading Sinn Féin lies’

The Deputy Leader of Sinn Féin accused the government of denying people the right to wash their children and cook if they can’t afford the water charges.

Did Gerry Adams want JobBridge expanded, not scrapped, just a few months ago?

Michael McCarthy has accused Adams of backtracking on the issue. Sinn Féin’s response? He’s “clutching at straws”.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Pensioners are now having to ‘choose between food and fuel and medication’

Age Action says it would welcome the return of the Christmas Bonus in next week’s Budget.

State of the Nation: A return for the Christmas bonus?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# joan-burton - Saturday 4 October, 2014

A lot of people in the Labour Party are feeling the ‘The Burton Bounce’ right now

Analysis: Labour is in good spirits right now and that’s because of Joan Burton.

# joan-burton - Friday 3 October, 2014

Tánaiste won’t say who she’s voting for in the Seanad election

Meanwhile, the Taoiseach said he “won’t speculate” on the outcome of the ballot. Many TDs have already voted for the Donegal man.

# joan-burton - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Joan Burton told: ‘The country wants Enda’s head on a plate and you can deliver it’

Mick Wallace said people are sick with ‘cronyism in Irish politics’.

# joan-burton - Monday 29 September, 2014

Joan Burton is glad Enda Kenny apologised over ‘McNulty-gate’

Meanwhile, Brendan Howlin will be bringing a memorandum to Government on this issue.