# joan-burton - Tuesday 13 March, 2012
The trip is the latest in a series of visits to America by senior Irish politicians recently in a bid to promote Ireland’s business and tourism.
# joan-burton - Friday 9 March, 2012
Joan Burton says unemployed professionals will be expected to take up reasonable job offers.
Minister for Social Protection says households with high levels of fuel poverty will be prioritised this year.
# joan-burton - Tuesday 6 March, 2012
Dinny McGinley is off to Glasgow and Michael Noonan will be in France. Here’s where else our government ministers will be jetting off to on 17 March…
# joan-burton - Monday 5 March, 2012
Tourism minister Leo Varadkar says it would be “foolish” to assume that Ireland could get EU bailout funds without a Yes vote.
# joan-burton - Sunday 4 March, 2012
“The first ten years of this 15 year ordeal were absolutely hell”
# joan-burton - Thursday 1 March, 2012
Eamon Gilmore appears to undermine comments of Joan Burton by insisting that progress on the Anglo notes is totally separate.
In an interview in the Financial Times, the social protection minister openly calls on the EU to restructure the promissory notes.
# joan-burton - Tuesday 28 February, 2012
Journalist Philip O’Connor says the system of parental leave in Sweden, where he lives, benefits children, parents and the unemployed – and it is ideal for recessionary Ireland.
# joan-burton - Sunday 26 February, 2012
“Autism is a theory. It is not a fact”
# joan-burton - Friday 24 February, 2012
Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil have both criticised the government’s plan to tackle unemployment.
# joan-burton - Thursday 23 February, 2012
Minister Joan Burton unveiled the ambitious plan today and promised that the Irish government will not repeat the mistakes of the 1980s.
# joan-burton - Monday 20 February, 2012
Your evening round-up of the day’s biggest news stories…
The Small Firms Association and the Irish Business and Employers Confederation have condemned the government’s plans to shift the burden of sick pay on to employers.
The proposals, which would see employers pay for the first four weeks of sick leave, are being discussed at a forum today.
The conference will hear from cabinet ministers and employment stakeholders over the next few days.
# joan-burton - Thursday 16 February, 2012
# joan-burton - Monday 13 February, 2012
The Minister for Social Protection has announced two new initiatives aimed at enhancing the support offered to people with disabilities who are planning to take up employment or development opportunities.
# joan-burton - Thursday 9 February, 2012
The Minister for Social Protection hit back after Fianna Fáil said that the situation had been “shambolic”
Social Protection Minister says December review of rent supplement payments – which cost the State €503m in 2011 – was vital to reflect real rental prices but that ‘no-one will be left homeless’ by changes.
# joan-burton - Friday 3 February, 2012
While the country struggles under immense financial pressure, eight cabinet ministers take expenses that can’t be audited.
# joan-burton - Thursday 26 January, 2012
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore hits back at Joe Higgins description of ‘Pathways to Work’ interviews for jobless as “Alcoholics Anonymous style” meetings.
# joan-burton - Tuesday 24 January, 2012
The new system aims to reduce long-term unemployment – and penalise people who refuse work or training.
# joan-burton - Sunday 22 January, 2012
In tonight’s Fix: State assets, assassinations, apologies, and a glamour model turns to economics…
But the Minister for Social Protection suggested the Government still hoped to raise €2billion by selling State assets.
# joan-burton - Friday 20 January, 2012
# joan-burton - Thursday 19 January, 2012
# joan-burton - Monday 16 January, 2012
The Irish Property Owners’ Association says planned cuts to rent supplement could also put mortgages into default.
Joan Burton said she hoped the Troika could comeback to Ireland on their holidays after the bailout programme is completed.
# joan-burton - Wednesday 28 December, 2011
# joan-burton - Saturday 10 December, 2011
The nine stories you need to know this morning…
# joan-burton - Thursday 8 December, 2011
# joan-burton - Wednesday 7 December, 2011
Enda Kenny says the proposal to cut disability benefit for young people by up to €111 per week will be reviewed.
# joan-burton - Tuesday 6 December, 2011
Social welfare spending has to be cut in order to balance the budget – but we can still protect the most vulnerable, says Joan Burton, Minister for Social Protection.
# joan-burton - Monday 5 December, 2011
Joan Burton, James Reilly and Brendan Howlin are all giving press conferences now following part one of today’s Budget. Follow what they have to say here.
# joan-burton - Sunday 4 December, 2011
The Taoiseach overruled both the Finance Minister and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform to grant his long-time former advisor a salary of €127,000, the Irish Mail on Sunday has revealed.
# joan-burton - Wednesday 30 November, 2011
An annual CSO survey shows that 22.5 per cent of Irish people experience two or more types of enforced deprivation.