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# joan-burton - Friday 11 July, 2014
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
Earlier, Taoiseach said he was “getting on very well with the Tánaiste”.
The new Bill has been described as “the most important reform of family law for a generation”.
Mary-Lou McDonald called it “a catastrophe in motion.” (She was referring to Gaza.)
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
More talks between the Taoiseach and the new Tánaiste took place this evening and are ongoing.
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
Everyone’s talking about Garth Brooks, the cabinet reshuffle and Google smartphones for robots…
However, a review is taking place, something which Joan Burton makes “no apology” about it.
The Taoiseach and Tánaiste are holding further discussions ahead of the expected Cabinet reshuffle tomorrow.
All the ministers were meeting behind closed doors — a perfect time, thought Fianna Fáil, to schedule a press op.
The Public Spending Minister is in the dark about the looming Cabinet reshuffle.
# joan-burton - Monday 7 July, 2014
The Finance Minister was speaking as the Taoiseach and new Tánaiste meet for five hours to discuss what policies will be pursued by government.
Wild rumours and intense speculation as Enda Kenny and Joan Burton prepare to shuffle their pack.
# joan-burton - Sunday 6 July, 2014
Outside of Dublin, Wexford has the highest concentration.
# joan-burton - Saturday 5 July, 2014
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
Everyone’s talking about whether the Garth Brooks gigs will go ahead, the new Labour leader and the jail sentence for Rolf Harris…
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.
She’s won the race to be leader but the hard work starts now for the new Tánaiste.
The junior transport minister has been elected as Joan Burton’s deputy.
The new Labour leader has been giving a press conference outlining her priorities this afternoon.
The new Labour leader is expected to meet with the Taoiseach early next weeks for talks on a Cabinet reshuffle.
Is Eamon off to Europe? He’s not saying much on the subject. It’s “Joan Burton’s day”.
The junior health minister has effectively conceded the leadership contest, ahead of Burton’s expected confirmation in the role this afternoon.
“It has been a privilege and an honour….”
On his last day in the job, we take a look back at the outgoing Labour leader through the years.
Joan Burton is set to be formally appointed later today.
The party’s current deputy leader is expected to see off the challenge of Alex White.
The new Labour Party leader will be named this afternoon.
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
Overall, the number of people on the Live Register decreased by 4,400 in June.
# joan-burton - Tuesday 1 July, 2014
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
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
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
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.
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
It’s infamous but what does the Social Protection Minister make of Mario Rosenstock’s take off of her?
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.
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