Joan Burton is a Labour Party TD for the Dublin West Constituency. She was first elected to the Dail in November of '92 but was not re-elected in the '97 election. She was elected again in 2002 and has remained a TD since. Burton is currently the Minister for Social Protection in the Fine Gael-Labour coalition.
# joan-burton - Friday 2 May, 2014
The junior coalition partner is unlikely to win the Dáil seat that became vacant following the resignation of its former TD Patrick Nulty in March.
# joan-burton - Thursday 1 May, 2014
The Tánaiste was in bullish mood as he launched the Labour party election campaign in Dublin today.
Local election candidate Martina Genockey was accosted by two opponents in Tallaght and the confrontation became physical.
# joan-burton - Monday 28 April, 2014
Phil Prendergast MEP suggested that the Social Protection Minister take over the leadership.
Party members have been delivering a united message this morning, criticising Phil Prendergast for not ‘holding her nerve’ amid bad poll results.
Phil Prendergast’s call comes in the wake of an opinion poll that put support for her re-election bid in Ireland South at just 4 per cent.
# joan-burton - Thursday 24 April, 2014
‘Jesus, we got off lightly’: Not quite ‘rumble in Temple Bar’ as rival MEP hopefuls hand in their papers
With 29 days to go before the elections, the political parties are turning routine tasks into media events and there’s some interesting stuff being said and done as we spent the morning loitering around Temple Bar.
The organisation’s director general said Burton’s anti-fraud programme makes a concerning link between overpayments and fraud and creates potential for people making repayments to fall into destitution.
After two years of being unemployed, I’ve just started a JobBridge internship. The experience has been a mixed one so far.
In one instance, a man claiming jobseeker’s had €400,000 in his bank account and the minister said some €10 million has already been recovered as part of her department’s new system.
# joan-burton - Friday 18 April, 2014
Almost 700 payments have been made so far this year.
# joan-burton - Thursday 17 April, 2014
# joan-burton - Wednesday 16 April, 2014
There was a bit of argy-bargy between Willie O’Dea and Minister Joan Burton this morning.
# joan-burton - Thursday 10 April, 2014
# joan-burton - Wednesday 2 April, 2014
There were 391,232 people on the Live Register last month, some 33,856 fewer than in March 2013
# joan-burton - Friday 21 March, 2014
Ruairí Quinn has backed Labour colleagues calling for the Garda Commissioner to withdraw remarks that two whistleblowers’ actions were “disgusting” just hours after the Taoiseach told ministers not to air their concerns in public.
# joan-burton - Saturday 15 March, 2014
The Junior Health Minister will be visiting the Russian capital as part of the government’s St Patrick’s Day “Promote Ireland” programme.
# joan-burton - Sunday 9 March, 2014
Kelly said there is going to be a lot of SMEs cleared out ‘in one go’ following ECB stress tests.
She said that the public have a right to know where public money is going.
# joan-burton - Saturday 8 March, 2014
The Social Welfare Appeals Office is currently dealing with 13,444 appeals.
# joan-burton - Wednesday 5 March, 2014
Joan Burton says the Diet Supplement Scheme is no longer needed because specialists foods are more freely available.
Everything happening in Leinster House today.
# joan-burton - Monday 3 March, 2014
# joan-burton - Wednesday 26 February, 2014
Minister Burton told the family to ‘think anew about your family’s many needs’ and how they can be met within the housing market as it exists at the moment.
# joan-burton - Monday 24 February, 2014
It is currently proposed that transgender people can register their new identity at 18 but this may be lowered to 16. Do you agree?
# joan-burton - Saturday 15 February, 2014
Here’s what we found out after spending the day with Eamon Gilmore and co in a nice hotel in Enfield, Co Meath.
The Labour conference has heard from senior ministers hitting out a the opposition parties, “obnoxious” trickle-down economics and the problem of cyberbullying.
# joan-burton - Tuesday 11 February, 2014
Leo Varadkar is at odds with Cabinet colleague Joan Burton over whether or not ministers should attend the New York St Patrick’s Day next month.
# joan-burton - Monday 3 February, 2014
# joan-burton - Sunday 2 February, 2014
A Fine Gael TD asked the Labour minister about a recent ban on immigrants in the UK receiving dole payment for their first three months of residency.
# joan-burton - Tuesday 28 January, 2014
Social Protection Minister Joan Burton has said that her department reserves the right to impose sanctions on welfare payments.
Journalism graduate Martin Malone said that he was given no mentoring and claimed the newspaper were using the scheme for free labour.
Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh said some of the companies who expressed an interest in this scheme have “dubious records” in England where they provide similar services.
# joan-burton - Sunday 26 January, 2014
The issue has been in the spotlight after an elderly woman had her pension stopped when she refused to engage with inspectors.
# joan-burton - Monday 23 December, 2013
# joan-burton - Saturday 21 December, 2013
# joan-burton - Saturday 14 December, 2013
Everyone’s talking about Gerry Adams at Nelson Mandela’s funeral, Commander Chris Hadfield in Dublin, and the weather…
There was an air of bullish enthusiasm around Government Buildings yesterday, with the themes of recovery and independence on every ministers lips.
# joan-burton - Tuesday 10 December, 2013
Party leaders were given time to speak today in the chamber in memory of the South African leader.