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# joan-burton - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

The answers to 9 political questions we were asking this time last year

Most of the questions we asked this time last year we’re answered in 2014.

# joan-burton - Monday 29 December, 2014

Joan Burton says State pension is ‘absolutely secure’

The Tanaiste was responding to reports today that a cut was being considered.

The 10 most popular comments on TheJournal.ie in 2014

From Irish Water to John Gilligan, here are the comments which got the most thumbs up from other readers this year.

One Coalition party isn’t keen on letting bedsits back onto the market

Tánaiste Joan Burton had previously suggested the ban could be examined.

Joan and Enda both agree that USC can’t just be abolished overnight

The unpopular tax takes in some €4 billion annually.

# joan-burton - Saturday 27 December, 2014

# joan-burton - Friday 26 December, 2014

Joan Burton: Sinn Féin has a ‘one for everyone in the audience’ mentality

The Tánaiste says she would find it hard to find a common economic platform with Sinn Féin.

11 politicians and one (ex) garda commissioner who defined the political year

From Callinan to Kelly we look at the 12 individuals who shaped the political year that was.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Joan Burton wants us all to talk about the economy next year

The Tánaiste has indicated that the government will be delivering a Spring Statement in the New Year.

# joan-burton - Monday 22 December, 2014

Joan on Jobstown: ‘When I was in that car I was worried about the parallels with fascism’

The Tánaiste has been speaking about her experience at the hands of water protesters last month.

Appealing a social welfare decision? Sit tight, it’ll be a while

The average waiting time for a summary decision is seven months.

# joan-burton - Sunday 21 December, 2014

# joan-burton - Friday 19 December, 2014

Joan Burton: Our abortion laws do not serve women well

The Tánaiste and Labour leader has reiterated her opposition to the 8th Amendment.

# joan-burton - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Enda Kenny wants more women…

… to serve in Cabinet if the government is re-elected.

Varadkar: Abortion issue is ‘never going to go away’

The Health Minister said he was aware of the life support case in Mullingar when he called legislation “too restrictive”.

13 Labour TDs missed the Dáil vote on abortion last night

A large number of Labour deputies missed the vote on a bill to hold a referendum on repealing the 8th Amendment.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

30 Days in September: An Oral History of the Bank Guarantee

What happened in the days and weeks leading up to the bank guarantee of 30 September 2008? TheJournal.ie presents an in-depth account from the people who were in the thick of it.

# joan-burton - Monday 15 December, 2014

‘There needs to be a two-year freeze on rents’ says Labour TD

Éamonn Maloney says the freezes are needed to stop Dublin from becoming a “landlords’ paradise”.

# joan-burton - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Good news for Dublin: Fidelity hiring 200 new workers

The jobs are at Fidelity Investments, one fo the largest providers of financial services in the world.

# joan-burton - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Gardaí defend hiring 16 JobBridge interns for €1.25 an hour

The force is currently seeking a “human rights assistant” and “legal/policing researcher.”

Gardaí on hunt to find dole cheats

20 gardaí will begin investigating social welfare fraud across the country.

# joan-burton - Monday 8 December, 2014

Enda doesn’t see ‘any circumstances’ in which Anglo junior bondholders will be paid

The government is playing down fears that Anglo junior bondholders are in line for repayment.

Joan Burton accidentally poses with giant spliff

Yes, this happened.

How Labour is (subtly) plotting its strategy to exit government

Analysis: With the poll numbers plummeting the party is looking to put distance between itself and Fine Gael.

# joan-burton - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Joan and Enda want to cut your taxes.. but they’re not agreed on how to do it

The Taoiseach and Tánaiste have been talking tax in recent days.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Joan Burton wants to increase the Christmas Bonus again next year

The Tánaiste is in a giving mood and says the partial restoration of the bonus this year is “a start”.

Sinn Féin has complained about ‘defamatory allegations’ from Joan Burton

The party has written to Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett over last week’s row at Leaders’ Questions.

The dole queue has shrunk to a post-recession low… And Joan Burton’s happy

Each person off the Live Register and into a job saves the taxpayer €20,000 a year, the government says.

# joan-burton - Sunday 30 November, 2014

If you receive social welfare your Christmas Bonus is coming this week

Jobseekers need to be claiming for 15 months to receive the payment.

# joan-burton - Saturday 29 November, 2014

Here’s a breakdown of how many people get rent supplement – county by county

The number of recipients has dropped by 15,000 since 2012.

# joan-burton - Friday 28 November, 2014

# joan-burton - Thursday 27 November, 2014

Dáil suspended three times IN ONE HOUR as Burton and SF clash on abuse claims

Sinn Féin reacted angrily to sex abuse comments made by the Tánaiste.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Lynn Boylan: Jobstown protest was completely blown out of proportion

The Sinn Féin MEP is not happy with how the protest was covered by the media.

‘If there were no carers, the cost to the government would bring the system down’

Carers are calling for the respite care grant to be reinstated in 2015.

# joan-burton - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Government funds to pay for funerals halved since 2011

A review of the guidelines for Exceptional Needs Payments was carried out in 2012.

# joan-burton - Monday 24 November, 2014

A Labour senator thinks Ireland has become a lawless utopia in the past week

Lorraine Higgins is worried that water protests and other incidents will damage Ireland’s ability to attract foreign direct investment.

# joan-burton - Saturday 22 November, 2014

‘Potentially an ISIS situation ‘: Here are the winners and losers from the political week House Of Cards This post contains a poll

‘Potentially an ISIS situation ‘: Here are the winners and losers from the political week

In which a Fine Gael TD made some ill-judged remarks, the Socialists were on the defensive and Nigel Farage had more reasons to smile.

# joan-burton - Friday 21 November, 2014

The cost of ministerial transport since 2011? … €14 million

The Department of Justice had, by far, the highest expenditure.

# joan-burton - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Joan Burton’s given an official Garda statement about Jobstown

Gardaí have also been trawling through video footage captured and uploaded to social media sites, as part of their follow-up investigations.

‘I was concerned if the car doors opened what would happen next’ – Joan Burton

The Tánaiste and Mary Lou McDonald had another argument today, but this one didn’t lead to a four-hour sit-in.