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# joan-burton - Friday 11 July, 2014

Enda Kenny is about to announce his Cabinet reshuffle, here are the changes we know so far…

Leo Varadkar to Health, Phil Hogan is off, Joan Burton is staying put and it looks like James Reilly is going to Foreign Affairs.

# joan-burton - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Enda Kenny set to announce Cabinet reshuffle in the Dáil tomorrow

Earlier, Taoiseach said he was “getting on very well with the Tánaiste”.

New law would make it complusory for fathers’ names to be included on birth certs

The new Bill has been described as “the most important reform of family law for a generation”.

‘Even the Mexicans are involved’: TDs go from Garth to Gaza as Brooks Fatigue sets in

Mary-Lou McDonald called it “a catastrophe in motion.” (She was referring to Gaza.)

Will this be James Reilly’s last official outing?

The Health Minister is one of a few Cabinet members expected to be undertaking their last official engagements today, ahead of the reshuffle.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Here’s what the social welfare budget paid for last year

Between pensions, jobseeker’s payments and allowances for children and carers, Joan Burton’s department spend €20.3 billion.

The wait goes on: Cabinet reshuffle may not be announced until Friday

More talks between the Taoiseach and the new Tánaiste took place this evening and are ongoing.

Why is it taking longer than expected to announce the Cabinet reshuffle?

Analysis: Sources on all sides of the talks between Enda Kenny and Joan Burton insist there is nothing untoward about the delay.

# joan-burton - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday News Fix This post contains videos

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about Garth Brooks, the cabinet reshuffle and Google smartphones for robots…

‘No questions about it, the Free Travel pass is safe’

However, a review is taking place, something which Joan Burton makes “no apology” about it.

Just the two of us: Enda Kenny and Joan Burton are back in talks tonight… alone

The Taoiseach and Tánaiste are holding further discussions ahead of the expected Cabinet reshuffle tomorrow.

Willie O’Dea tried to make hay while the sun shone… And the thunder rolled

All the ministers were meeting behind closed doors — a perfect time, thought Fianna Fáil, to schedule a press op.

Howlin: ‘I am going to work away until somebody tells me that I shouldn’t’ Reshuffle This post contains videos

Howlin: ‘I am going to work away until somebody tells me that I shouldn’t’

The Public Spending Minister is in the dark about the looming Cabinet reshuffle.

# joan-burton - Monday 7 July, 2014

Michael Noonan expects there will be a new Cabinet by Wednesday

The Finance Minister was speaking as the Taoiseach and new Tánaiste meet for five hours to discuss what policies will be pursued by government.

Here are the 9 things you need to know about the imminent Cabinet reshuffle

Wild rumours and intense speculation as Enda Kenny and Joan Burton prepare to shuffle their pack.

Burton’s social housing promises ‘can’t be more spin’

The new Labour leader is being asked to scrap the Home Assistance Payment.

# joan-burton - Sunday 6 July, 2014

What counties have the highest number of people on rent allowance?

Outside of Dublin, Wexford has the highest concentration.

# joan-burton - Saturday 5 July, 2014

“Joan’s Day”: After months of doom and gloom Labour had something to smile about yesterday

The outcome was inevitable but the democratic process ensured Labour had its day in the sun in Dublin yesterday.

# joan-burton - Friday 4 July, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about whether the Garth Brooks gigs will go ahead, the new Labour leader and the jail sentence for Rolf Harris…

Joan Burton is the new leader of the Labour Party

Labour’s former leader-in-waiting is now officially in charge. She’s asking the Irish people to have trust in her, and in the party as a whole.

Here are 6 big challenges facing Joan Burton as the new Labour leader and Tánaiste

She’s won the race to be leader but the hard work starts now for the new Tánaiste.

Alan Kelly is Labour’s new deputy leader and expects to become a Cabinet minister

The junior transport minister has been elected as Joan Burton’s deputy.

Tánaiste Burton: ‘Labour will enshrine equal rights from the workplace to the wedding ceremony’ New Broom This post contains videos

Tánaiste Burton: ‘Labour will enshrine equal rights from the workplace to the wedding ceremony’

The new Labour leader has been giving a press conference outlining her priorities this afternoon.

“We agreed to work closely together”: Enda’s businesslike statement on Joan’s win

The new Labour leader is expected to meet with the Taoiseach early next weeks for talks on a Cabinet reshuffle.

“That’s entirely a matter for the new leader”: Gilmore ducks questions on future plans

Is Eamon off to Europe? He’s not saying much on the subject. It’s “Joan Burton’s day”.

Alex White concedes: “This is Joan’s day” Concession This post contains videos

Alex White concedes: “This is Joan’s day”

The junior health minister has effectively conceded the leadership contest, ahead of Burton’s expected confirmation in the role this afternoon.

Dear Enda…Here’s Eamon Gilmore’s heartfelt resignation letter to the Taoiseach

“It has been a privilege and an honour….”

Au Revoir Eamon: Gilmore through the years Memory Lane This post contains images

Au Revoir Eamon: Gilmore through the years

On his last day in the job, we take a look back at the outgoing Labour leader through the years.

Clearing the way: Eamon Gilmore has officially resigned as Tánaiste

Joan Burton is set to be formally appointed later today.

Joan Burton to be next Labour leader as counting continues, Kelly to be deputy leader Labour's Choice This post contains videos

Joan Burton to be next Labour leader as counting continues, Kelly to be deputy leader

The party’s current deputy leader is expected to see off the challenge of Alex White.

‘Fingers still crossed’: Joan Burton feeling hopeful about Labour leadership

The new Labour Party leader will be named this afternoon.

One of these two people will be Labour leader later today. Here’s what they told us… The Contenders This post contains videos

One of these two people will be Labour leader later today. Here’s what they told us…

We did in-depth interviews with Joan Burton and Alex White last month. Here’s what they had to say…

# joan-burton - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Almost 3,000 extra young people were signing on last month

Overall, the number of people on the Live Register decreased by 4,400 in June.

# joan-burton - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Why Eamon Gilmore wants a top EU job, and why it would be a win for Labour if he got it

Analysis: Labour is being told it needs to be more assertive in government, and it’s starting with the European Commissioner job.

# joan-burton - Saturday 28 June, 2014

A TD used a Dáil question to ask if a water meter protester would have their dole cut

Terence Flanagan used a case involving one of his own constituents to ask if the Department of Social Protection cuts the dole of anti-government protestors.

# joan-burton - Friday 27 June, 2014

Burton vs. White: 9 things we learned from the fifth and final Labour hustings

There’s anger among the ‘survivors of the bloodbath’, the threat of Sinn Féin needs to be taken seriously, and Joan Burton has twice as many things to be proud of as Alex White…

# joan-burton - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

‘Hopeless fantasy’: McVerry warns that homelessness will increase by 2016, not be eliminated

Joan Burton defended the government’s Housing Bill at the launch of the Peter McVerry Trust Annual Report 2013. The Trust helped 3,586 people last year, up from 383 six years ago.

“Hands off”: Older voters send warning to Government on Free Travel Pass

The scheme is currently being reviewed, but Age Action is warning that any negative changes will be vehemently opposed by older people.

# joan-burton - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

‘I keep telling him to work on that voice’ – Joan Burton’s advice to Mario Rosenstock Work To Do This post contains videos

‘I keep telling him to work on that voice’ – Joan Burton’s advice to Mario Rosenstock Exclusive

It’s infamous but what does the Social Protection Minister make of Mario Rosenstock’s take off of her?

VIDEO: Joan Burton on how austerity affects her and Sinn Féin being an ‘intensely populist party’ Your Questions Answered This post contains videos

VIDEO: Joan Burton on how austerity affects her and Sinn Féin being an ‘intensely populist party’

The Labour leadership hopeful answers your questions on regrets, where she sees her party in five years and who she thinks will win the World Cup.