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# 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.
We asked Alex White so it would have been rude not to ask the other Labour leadership contender.
# joan-burton - Monday 23 June, 2014
The Labour leadership contender has given a wide-ranging interview to TheJournal.ie today. Here is some of what she said.
# joan-burton - Sunday 22 June, 2014
Sixty-eight per cent of companies who advertised over 9,000 posts on the JobBridge asked to remain anonymous.
If you don’t put the exact spot, how will your former lovers know where to head so they can tearfully shout their objections?
# joan-burton - Saturday 21 June, 2014
She said the widening gap between the rich and the poor needs to be tackled.
# joan-burton - Tuesday 17 June, 2014
However, a court order will be required, as well as certification from a doctor that the applicant is mature enough.
The Labour leadership hopeful answers your questions on regrets, pulling out of government and who he thinks will win the World Cup.
# joan-burton - Monday 16 June, 2014
The scheme offers those on social welfare an extra €20 a week.
# joan-burton - Sunday 15 June, 2014
Joan Burton came under fire in the Dáil this week for cuts to grants and delays in social welfare decisions.
# joan-burton - Saturday 14 June, 2014
The Minister for Social Protection was speaking at a leadership debate with rival Alex White.
Joan Burton and Alex White will be speaking to TheJournal.ie in the coming two weeks. What do you want to ask them?
# joan-burton - Thursday 12 June, 2014
But Alex White thinks it’s “the sort of behaviour that gives politics a bad name”.
A sharp fall for the junior coalition party in the latest opinion poll.
# joan-burton - Wednesday 11 June, 2014
TDs will debate the controversial issue in the Dáil today.
# joan-burton - Tuesday 10 June, 2014
The first of five hustings took place in north Dublin last night as the Labour Party decides on its new leader and deputy leader.
Senator Katherine Zappone thinks they need to be updated and will present a Bill on the subject in the Seanad today.
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