# joan-burton - Friday 30 May, 2014
The junior minister admitted that the government was “too slow to move on the issue”.
# joan-burton - Thursday 29 May, 2014
He’ll make the announcement tomorrow.
These are not the droids you are looking for.
Three TDs want to be Labour’s second-in-command, one thinks Joan Burton would be a ‘fantastic’ leader
Junior Ministers Alan Kelly and Seán Sherlock as well as Cork TD Michael McCarthy are all in the running for the deputy leadership.
Brendan Howlin ruled himself out last night, while the party’s still awaiting an announcement from junior minister Alex White.
# joan-burton - Wednesday 28 May, 2014
There is still no firm indication as to whether anyone else will battle for the Labour leadership with Joan Burton though junior minister Alex White has not ruled himself out.
The party’s deputy leader has confirmed her ambition to replace Eamon Gilmore.
# joan-burton - Tuesday 27 May, 2014
Brendan Howlin and Alan Kelly have both said they will decide on their intentions in the next 48 hours.
# joan-burton - Monday 26 May, 2014
Joan Burton’s short odds, but does she have it sewn up?
He agonised over it, but the Tánaiste realised that Labour would be best served by his departure. The question now is whether it is enough to save the junior coalition party.
# joan-burton - Sunday 25 May, 2014
Politicians on both sides have been singing a surprisingly similar tune the last couple of days…
The Communications Minister was asked whether he thought people who voted Labour in 2011 were due an apology…
# joan-burton - Saturday 24 May, 2014
Joan Burton insisted she has confidence in Eamon Gilmore at the count centre in Citywest today but the endorsement appeared lukewarm.
# joan-burton - Sunday 18 May, 2014
It follows a poll which shows an expected drop of seven per cent in support for Fine Gael in Friday’s local elections, compared to the last ballot five years ago.
# joan-burton - Saturday 10 May, 2014
The man, who has a community work placement, says he understands he has to work for his money but he was told he would get an extra €20.
# joan-burton - Friday 9 May, 2014
Failure to give transgender people formal legal status has affected their ability to access education, transport and social welfare.
# joan-burton - Thursday 8 May, 2014
And will face penalties if they don’t take up their places.
# joan-burton - Sunday 4 May, 2014
# joan-burton - Friday 2 May, 2014
The junior coalition partner is unlikely to win the Dáil seat that became vacant following the resignation of its former TD Patrick Nulty in March.
# joan-burton - Thursday 1 May, 2014
The Tánaiste was in bullish mood as he launched the Labour party election campaign in Dublin today.
Local election candidate Martina Genockey was accosted by two opponents in Tallaght and the confrontation became physical.
# joan-burton - Monday 28 April, 2014
Phil Prendergast MEP suggested that the Social Protection Minister take over the leadership.
Party members have been delivering a united message this morning, criticising Phil Prendergast for not ‘holding her nerve’ amid bad poll results.
Phil Prendergast’s call comes in the wake of an opinion poll that put support for her re-election bid in Ireland South at just 4 per cent.
# joan-burton - Thursday 24 April, 2014
‘Jesus, we got off lightly’: Not quite ‘rumble in Temple Bar’ as rival MEP hopefuls hand in their papers
With 29 days to go before the elections, the political parties are turning routine tasks into media events and there’s some interesting stuff being said and done as we spent the morning loitering around Temple Bar.
The organisation’s director general said Burton’s anti-fraud programme makes a concerning link between overpayments and fraud and creates potential for people making repayments to fall into destitution.
After two years of being unemployed, I’ve just started a JobBridge internship. The experience has been a mixed one so far.
In one instance, a man claiming jobseeker’s had €400,000 in his bank account and the minister said some €10 million has already been recovered as part of her department’s new system.
# joan-burton - Friday 18 April, 2014
Almost 700 payments have been made so far this year.
# joan-burton - Thursday 17 April, 2014
# joan-burton - Wednesday 16 April, 2014
There was a bit of argy-bargy between Willie O’Dea and Minister Joan Burton this morning.
# joan-burton - Thursday 10 April, 2014
# joan-burton - Wednesday 2 April, 2014
There were 391,232 people on the Live Register last month, some 33,856 fewer than in March 2013
# joan-burton - Friday 21 March, 2014
Ruairí Quinn has backed Labour colleagues calling for the Garda Commissioner to withdraw remarks that two whistleblowers’ actions were “disgusting” just hours after the Taoiseach told ministers not to air their concerns in public.
# joan-burton - Saturday 15 March, 2014
The Junior Health Minister will be visiting the Russian capital as part of the government’s St Patrick’s Day “Promote Ireland” programme.
# joan-burton - Sunday 9 March, 2014
Kelly said there is going to be a lot of SMEs cleared out ‘in one go’ following ECB stress tests.
She said that the public have a right to know where public money is going.
# joan-burton - Saturday 8 March, 2014
The Social Welfare Appeals Office is currently dealing with 13,444 appeals.