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#Joan Burton

# 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’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.

From Business ETC Some employers will take half of job interview candidates from Live Register Unemployment

Some employers will take half of job interview candidates from Live Register

A new charter for employers has been launched by the Tánaiste Joan Burton today.

# joan-burton - Thursday 25 September, 2014

John McNulty quits controversial state board job… but will continue his Seanad bid

The controversy surrounding Fine Gael’s nominee for the upper house is rumbling on today.

# joan-burton - Saturday 20 September, 2014

Joan Burton heckled at trade union meeting on homelessness

The meeting today also heard from Fr Peter McVerry and focused on practical solutions to the homelessness crisis.

# joan-burton - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Could the Christmas Bonus be restored in next month’s Budget?

The Tánaiste wasn’t ruling it out when asked today.

Why are schools using JobBridge to hire SNAs? The Minister’s pledging to find out

Primary schools are looking to fill 56 SNA positions through the JobBridge scheme.

Joan Burton: ‘We’re the strongest growing economy in Europe at this point’

Ireland’s gross domestic product (GDP) is now up 7.7 per cent.

# joan-burton - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge Joan Burton reprimanded by animal rights group after “skin a cat” comment That's Cat
Joan Burton: ‘Eamon is here and in very good form’

Joan Burton: ‘Eamon is here and in very good form’

There’s no grudge being held, it seems.

# joan-burton - Monday 15 September, 2014

Joan Burton: Vote Sinn Féin in and we might as well give the country back to the Troika

The Tánaiste has criticised Gerry Adams and his party this morning.

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

State of the Nation: Can Joan Burton save the Labour Party?

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