# joan-burton - Today’s News
# 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
Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…
# 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.
# joan-burton - Sunday 8 December, 2013
Deputy Lucinda Creighton asked Minister Burton about the new maternity benefit rate being brought in under Budget 2014.
# joan-burton - Thursday 5 December, 2013
The only problem was they were pronouncing it ‘amazey-balls’.
# joan-burton - Wednesday 4 December, 2013
A reintroduction of the Christmas bonus would be a huge boost for both people who rely on social welfare payments and for the economy, writes Patrick Nulty TD.
# joan-burton - Monday 2 December, 2013
The Social Protection Minister was speaking to TheJournal.ie at the Labour Party national conference in Killarney at the weekend.
# joan-burton - Sunday 1 December, 2013
The Minister for Social Protection has told TheJournal.ie it will not be “return to boom time instantly” when the EU/IMF programme ends later this month.
# joan-burton - Saturday 30 November, 2013
Security is tight, protests are small and everyone, with a few exceptions, is in a pretty good mood.
Meanwhile, Public Expenditure and Reform Minister Brendan Howlin has pledged to repeal the law on emergency public sector pay cuts.
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore will give his party leader address to delegates in Killarney tonight.
# joan-burton - Friday 29 November, 2013
Two ministers been vocal about the CRC top-ups controversy today.
# joan-burton - Thursday 28 November, 2013
Burning the bondholders would be “akin to sovereign default” Eamon Gilmore told the Dáil this morning and said the issue of the promissory note has been “resolved”.
The Social Protection Minister has made the case for a wage increase that she argues would reduce welfare spend and increase tax revenue.