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# joan-burton - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

Do you know someone with a ‘secret’ gambling problem?

“Technology has had a profound impact on gambling,” according the authors of a new Irish study.

# joan-burton - Sunday 12 July, 2015

Social welfare screw-up left lone parent without child benefit

The parent’s benefit payments were stopped after a screw-up involving someone else’s PPS number.

# joan-burton - Thursday 9 July, 2015

Labour TD accused of ‘appalling duplicity’ over stance on lone parent cuts

Emmet Stagg said an “unintended consequence” of new rules will see thousands of people lose money.

# joan-burton - Monday 6 July, 2015

Pat Rabbitte will NOT be contesting the next general election

The former Labour leader and minister could not be drawn on the issue recently.

# joan-burton - Sunday 5 July, 2015

Ireland’s next Taoiseach, ranked from most to least likely

Enda Kenny is in the hotseat now, but how likely is that to be the case after the next election.

# joan-burton - Thursday 2 July, 2015

Joan Burton compared to Margaret Thatcher (again)

But the lady is not for turning on the cut to the one-parent family payment.

Lone parent with a child over 7? The government wants you to get working

Tánaiste Joan Burton said if parents can’t get extra hours, the department will be able to help.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Pat Rabbitte’s face doesn’t always reflect his inner happiness

The former minister reflected on his departure from cabinet in a wide-ranging interview with TheJournal.ie today.

# joan-burton - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Mary Lou and Joan just had ANOTHER showdown in the Dáil

McDonald accused Burton of being “anti-women”, who in turn said Sinn Féin has no serious policies.

# joan-burton - Sunday 28 June, 2015

Labour and Sinn Féin want to repeal the 8th, but not everyone is on the same page

Will people lose the party whip over the highly emotive issue?

# joan-burton - Friday 26 June, 2015

‘Jobstown was one of the most traumatic things I’ve ever experienced as a politician’ On Reflection This post contains videos

‘Jobstown was one of the most traumatic things I’ve ever experienced as a politician’

Katherine Zappone has spoken about the controversial protest in Tallaght last November.

# joan-burton - Thursday 25 June, 2015

Mary Lou says Joan Burton is ‘giving two fingers’ to the public

The Tánaiste’s own comments came back to haunt her today.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Joan slams social welfare fraudsters for ‘giving two fingers to their neighbours’

Tens of millions of euro are overpaid each year.

# joan-burton - Saturday 20 June, 2015

Revealed: Here’s how much it will cost Joan to administer that Irish Water grant

The cost of organising and overseeing the payments was the subject of much debate back in January. Here’s the figure…

# joan-burton - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

Gerry Adams is winning at Twitter

But Sinn Féin voters are least likely to use the site.

# joan-burton - Friday 12 June, 2015

Joan needs new computers for the water grant… €630k more

Giving out money doesn’t come cheap.

# joan-burton - Thursday 11 June, 2015

‘You’re usually a bit more pleasant’: Joan and Mary Lou clashed AGAIN today Dáil Scenes This post contains videos

‘You’re usually a bit more pleasant’: Joan and Mary Lou clashed AGAIN today

A brief but telling exchange during the Order of Business this afternoon.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

A woman was asked to pay the Dept. of Social Protection €105,000 after her mother died…

The woman’s mother, who suffered from mental health problems, passed away in 2012.

# joan-burton - Thursday 4 June, 2015

Joan Burton: Labour will be returned to power

The Tánaiste said “things would have been done differently” if the party wasn’t in government with Fine Gael.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

Labour’s latest social media campaign isn’t going well

Joan Burton launched #talktojoan today.

# joan-burton - Sunday 31 May, 2015

After Averil’s shock departure, how do other parties shape up in terms of women?

We spoke to all of the main parties about reaching the 30% gender quota.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

€10m in child benefit was paid to people not entitled to it

The Department of Social Protection says it aims to minimise risks of fraud and eliminate incorrect payments.

# joan-burton - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

Enda: There won’t be a referendum on repealing the 8th amendment

The Taoiseach said the next government will have to give the issue “the most careful consideration”.

# joan-burton - Monday 25 May, 2015

Should the government call a cheeky election right now?

Analysis: The coalition could capitalise on the feel-good factor following the passage of the same-sex marriage referendum.

From Business ETC Forcing people to pay for their own retirement will ‘put many jobs and businesses at risk’ Pensioned Off

Forcing people to pay for their own retirement will ‘put many jobs and businesses at risk’

The government wants a universal pension system – but not everyone thinks that’s a good idea.

Is Labour going nowhere under Joan Burton? We asked her… Labour Pains This post contains videos

Is Labour going nowhere under Joan Burton? We asked her…

The junior coalition partner is struggling in the polls. So what does the leader make of it all?

# joan-burton - Sunday 24 May, 2015

In the mood for another referendum? Labour wants to repeal the 8th amendment

The Tanaiste said if Labour makes it back into government next time around, she envisages that it will be on the programme for government.

How much has Joan Burton’s department spent on consultants?

It’s a bit tricky to arrive at an exact figure.

Turns out no one wants a 21-year-old president No Country For Young Men This post contains videos

Turns out no one wants a 21-year-old president

Spare a thought for Niall Horan.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

We asked Joan Burton to rule out another referendum if this one doesn’t pass This post contains videos

We asked Joan Burton to rule out another referendum if this one doesn’t pass

The Tánaiste dropped by TheJournal.ie’s offices today to make one last pitch for a Yes vote.

A TD walks into a mart and says ’10% of you guys are gay’…

Meanwhile, Enda Kenny has no intention of becoming a gay icon.

# joan-burton - Sunday 17 May, 2015

Politicians tell us why they’re voting Yes or No Marriage Referendum This post contains videos

Politicians tell us why they’re voting Yes or No

Do you support same-sex marriage?

# joan-burton - Thursday 14 May, 2015

Lots of TDs are breaking the rules and wearing Yes pins – but will they be punished?

The wearing of pins and badges in Leinster House has become a hot topic in recent days.

Two more TDs have refused to remove their Yes Equality pins in Leinster House

And Joan Burton is supporting them.

# 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.