# joan-burton - Wednesday 24 October, 2012
The minister said that in the future, an auto-enrolment scheme could also be introduced to supplement pensions with savings.
# joan-burton - Tuesday 23 October, 2012
A Department of Social Protection report says costs levied by pension companies can take huge chunks off their value.
# joan-burton - Monday 22 October, 2012
However a report also indicated one third of participants who finished placements early said they were dissatisfied with their internship.
The business group says plans to increase PRSI or make employers cover sick will hamper job creation.
# joan-burton - Sunday 21 October, 2012
Pat Rabbitte siad that he would have preferred if Angela Merkel had not made the remarks she made but insisted that an agreement to deal with Ireland’s bank debt still stands.
# joan-burton - Saturday 20 October, 2012
The ‘Rally for Recognition’ coincides with a European congress taking place in Dublin this week.
Figures released by
Joan Burton show 4,169 are appealing a refusal, with 321 of them waiting over a year for it.
Up to 300 people are expected to gather outside Leinster House this afternoon.
# joan-burton - Friday 19 October, 2012
A new poll has also revealed that voters are in support of means testing child benefit payments.
# joan-burton - Monday 15 October, 2012
The initiative was launched by Enda Kenny and
Joan Burton this morning. # joan-burton - Friday 12 October, 2012
Here’s the things we learned, shared and loved today.
# joan-burton - Tuesday 9 October, 2012
The Social Protection Minister has been advised of a proposal to cut disability allowance payments for under 18s in the forthcoming budget, the second leak in two weeks from her department.
# joan-burton - Monday 1 October, 2012
Fianna Fáil wants Social Protection Minister
Joan Burton to honour a pre-election promise and say that child benefit will not be cut in the forthcoming budget.
A so-called “two tier” child benefit system, recommended by an advisory group to the Social Protection Minister, would see child benefit payments cut to about €100 per month.
# joan-burton - Friday 28 September, 2012
Most current government ministers entitled to pensions from previous ministerial posts surrendered them last year but Finance Minister Michael Noonan didn’t. Bertie Ahern handed back some of his annual pension.
# joan-burton - Thursday 27 September, 2012
The Minister for Social Protection says every member of government “has confidence in every other minister”.
# joan-burton - Friday 21 September, 2012
# joan-burton - Wednesday 12 September, 2012
The Irish Times cited an unpublished report from KPMG that indicated the State was facing a massive pensions and social welfare shortfall by 2066 in a story today that the government has played down.
# joan-burton - Friday 7 September, 2012
It has emerged this week that the scheme is the subject of a review by an interdepartmental group ahead of December’s Budget.
Marriage Equality welcomed Burton’s comments but said legislation published last year puts transgender couples in a difficult position.
# joan-burton - Friday 24 August, 2012
Despite earlier promises that PRSI contributions for self-employed people would be reformed, the Department of Social Protection says it would have “significant financial implications”.
# joan-burton - Saturday 18 August, 2012
This idea is a cover for the Government’s ineptitude, writes Aaron McKenna. Have we forgotten the point of social welfare?
# joan-burton - Tuesday 14 August, 2012
Reports today suggest that wealthy parents may be given the option to return the €140 monthly payment. Good idea? Bad idea?
# joan-burton - Wednesday 8 August, 2012
Fianna Fáil TD said the Minister for Social Protection should be upfront about changes to criteria for the allowance and explain application refusals and delays.
# joan-burton - Tuesday 7 August, 2012
The Minister noted a surge in applications for disability allowance, but denied any changes in criteria or conditions.
# joan-burton - Wednesday 1 August, 2012
Personalities can tell us about values – which is why we should follow what’s said and done behind closed doors, writes Kate Katharina Ferguson.
# joan-burton - Tuesday 31 July, 2012
# joan-burton - Monday 23 July, 2012
Speaking a the MacGill summer school,
Joan Burton says taxes are high enough – but there are too many loopholes to avoid them.
Fianna Fáil leader has dismissed the proposal as “gesture politics”.
# joan-burton - Sunday 22 July, 2012
Good morning! Here’s nine things to know before you tuck into your Sunday breakfast.
# joan-burton - Friday 20 July, 2012
# joan-burton - Monday 16 July, 2012
Last week the minister circulated a briefing document criticising Minister
Joan Burton’s proposal to increase the number of sick pay days an employers pays. # joan-burton - Tuesday 10 July, 2012
Meanwhile the Minister for Social Protection has called for an investigation into what happened at the Phoenix Park on Saturday, where nine people were stabbed at a gig.
# joan-burton - Monday 9 July, 2012
Public Expenditure and Reform Minister Brendan Howlin has revealed that six ministerial advisers including his own breach the €92,000 cap he introduced last year.
# joan-burton - Sunday 1 July, 2012
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
Nine things to know this morning…
In a strong speech about social welfare, the Minister gave the first major indication that Labour will strongly resist any big cuts to benefits in December’s Budget.
# joan-burton - Tuesday 19 June, 2012
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Taoiseach Enda Kenny insisted that there are no plans to reduce the allowance paid to carers of severely disabled children amid fears that some families could lose out.
# joan-burton - Monday 18 June, 2012
The social protection minister says a dispute about reforms to sick pay is not about her or any other minister.