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# joan-burton - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

Joan Burton’s car blocked by protesters at same-sex marriage event

The protesters were removed by gardaí after they lay down in front of the car.

# joan-burton - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

Same-sex marriage debate heats up amid growing fears of No vote State Of The Nation This post contains videos

Same-sex marriage debate heats up amid growing fears of No vote

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

# joan-burton - Sunday 10 May, 2015

# joan-burton - Thursday 7 May, 2015

Joan and Mary Lou just had a massive row about a metaphorical woman’s shopping list

Low and sneaky, ‘Thatcherite’ … Take it from us, Mary Lou McDonald’s not happy with the coalition’s new Irish Water measures.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

Murphy calls on KPMG to remove itself from Siteserv probe

A Fianna Fáil motion calling for an independent commission to be established has been defeated by the government.

# joan-burton - Saturday 2 May, 2015

The 5 at 5: Saturday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Joan Burton speaks of her decades-long search for her birth parents

Speaking about privacy today, the Tánaiste said children should be entitled to know who their mother is.

# joan-burton - Thursday 30 April, 2015

Alex White: ‘Sinn Féin operates on smears … they can’t be taken seriously’

Labour and Sinn Féin clashed over the Siteserv review … again.

Labour is about to face ANOTHER headache over abortion Trouble Ahead This post contains videos

Labour is about to face ANOTHER headache over abortion

A bill to repeal the 8th Amendment will come before the Dáil next month.

# joan-burton - Monday 27 April, 2015

Why has support for Fine Gael and Labour fallen?

Analysis: Support for the coalition parties took an unexpected turn in the poll published over the weekend.

# joan-burton - Sunday 26 April, 2015

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Labour’s support for same sex marriage, the death of a rally driver and the devastation in Nepal all had people talking.

“The No side seem fixated on the notion of the ‘ideal family’ – whatever that means”

The Tánaiste accused the ‘no’ side of using fear tactics. Meanwhile, David Quinn has said ‘Marriage Equality’ is a “misnomer”.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

Now Joan Burton has had a go at Mary Lou over her ‘stunt politics’

The row over the Sinn Féin deputy leader’s refusal to say sorry for her Dáil comments rumbles on.

Enda and Joan look beyond water … to getting your vote

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

# joan-burton - Friday 10 April, 2015

Joan Burton made a new friend today

The Tánaiste is on the by-election campaign trail in Carlow-Kilkenny.

Ruth Coppinger wouldn’t have called Joan Burton the C-word Jobstown This post contains videos

Ruth Coppinger wouldn’t have called Joan Burton the C-word

The Socialist.AAA TD insists that controversial protest in Jobstown last year was “generally peaceful”.

# joan-burton - Thursday 2 April, 2015

Burton returns to Dunnes where she used to work to show solidarity with workers

The Tánaiste worked at the Henry Street store when she was a student.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

Joan Burton thinks RTÉ got a bit too excited about the water protests (but RTÉ doesn’t agree)

The Tánaiste has joined those in government criticising the broadcaster’s coverage of water charges.

The government has a grand plan for unemployed construction workers…

They’re going to blitz construction companies with information about their employment services, like Jobbridge. And, erm, that’s about it really.

# joan-burton - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

# joan-burton - Monday 30 March, 2015

Ever heard of the Pole who helped Famine victims? He’s been honoured in Dublin

Paweł Edmund Strzelecki lived in Ireland during the Great Hunger.

# joan-burton - Friday 27 March, 2015

Disappointment at “unusual” news that rent supplement limits won’t be increased

The Department of Social Protection said that increasing them could lead to rental inflation.

# joan-burton - Thursday 26 March, 2015

There was another entertaining episode of Joan v Mary Lou in the Dáil today Paulie Walnuts This post contains videos

There was another entertaining episode of Joan v Mary Lou in the Dáil today

The Sopranos featured twice at Leaders’ Questions today.

There’s great news for Enda and Joan in the latest poll

The latest Ipsos MRBI poll for the Irish Times has good news for the coalition.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Joan Burton ‘would have to be a key witness’ if Paul Murphy goes on trial

The Socialist TD suggested that the Tánaiste would have to give evidence against him over events in Jobstown last November.

# joan-burton - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

We now have a ‘drop dead date’ for Irish Water registration Finally This post contains videos

We now have a ‘drop dead date’ for Irish Water registration

Meanwhile, proposals to deduct unpaid water charges from income are being slammed.

# joan-burton - Friday 20 March, 2015

Council libraries are using JobBridge for ‘free labour’, says Sinn Féin

One intern said he was told almost immediately that there was no chance of a job.

# joan-burton - Sunday 15 March, 2015

REVEALED: How Labour considered water charges, meters and an ‘ESB for water’… five years ago

Labour was vehemently opposed to water charges in opposition, but we’ve seen a document which shows how senior party figures considered water charges in 2010.

# joan-burton - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

Enda pledges action on mortgage crisis (and calls Fianna Fáil ‘arsonists’)

Proposals to reduce the term of bankruptcy from three years to one are being considered with new measures to be announced in April.

‘Utterly disgraceful’: Enda is having NONE of Micheál’s criticism

The two got into a war of words after it emerged the report into why the Garda Commissioner resigned will be delayed indefinitely.

What have Enda and co achieved in the last four years?

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

# joan-burton - Sunday 8 March, 2015

Joan v Mary Lou: That one-on-one debate won’t be happening anytime soon

She didn’t give an outright “no” – but Joan Burton left reporters in Dublin in no doubt this afternoon that the pair wouldn’t be clashing in a TV studio anytime soon.

Row between Irish Water and meter installers could be settled in court, says Tánaiste

Firms contracted to install the meters on behalf of the beleaguered semi-state have submitted a raft of claims seeking extra cash.

# joan-burton - Thursday 5 March, 2015

Ruth Coppinger asks Joan Burton: ‘Are you embarrassed?’

She also compared the Tánaiste to Margaret Thatcher.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

Irish unemployment is THIS CLOSE to dropping below 10%

The live register hasn’t seen figures this low since February 2009

Joan Burton was (very briefly) blocked from leaving Clondalkin this morning

There were no public order incidents or arrests.

# joan-burton - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

# joan-burton - Monday 2 March, 2015

Joan Burton says Fianna Fáil voted for HUGE tax increases – but that’s not entirely true

The Tánaiste’s claimed that Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin backed €4.5 billion in tax increases last week – but that’s not entirely accurate.

# joan-burton - Sunday 1 March, 2015

Here are 10 things we learned at the Labour conference

The junior coalition party has gathered in Killarney this weekend to take stock. Here’s what we found out…

# joan-burton - Saturday 28 February, 2015

Burton hits out at ‘bullying’ water protesters and hard-left in prime time speech

Burton managed to take a swipe at everyone from ‘chaotic’ Sinn Féín to ‘can’t govern themselves’ independents as part of her main set-piece conference speech.