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# tanaiste - Thursday 9 November, 2017

John Halligan says he'd pay €7.5k compensation as opposition calls on him to resign

During an interview, Halligan asked a woman if she was married and if she had children.

# tanaiste - Thursday 27 April, 2017

'It is a relentless war': Tánaiste wants to weaken the power of gang leaders in prisons

Frances Fitzgerald has said resources must be in place to tackle gangland’s grip on Irish society.

# tanaiste - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Inquiry may be launched into case of child abuser Bill Kenneally

The former national basketball coach is serving a 14-year sentence for abusing teenage boys in Waterford in the 1980s.

# tanaiste - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

The State is spending millions on the wages of gardaí who have been suspended

“The tax payer should not have to fund any more than is necessary,” said a GRA spokesperson.

# tanaiste - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

'We have confidence in the Commissioner': Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil divided over garda scandal

Sinn Féin has called a no-confidence motion in Nóirín O’Sullivan to be voted on next week in the Dáil.

# tanaiste - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Victims will be able to seek review if a suspect is not prosecuted

Frances Fitzgerald said this bill will “introduce, for the first time, statutory rights for victims of crime”.

# tanaiste - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

After nine-year wait, Ireland to strengthen rights of people with a disability

A bill has been approved by Government which will enable ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

# tanaiste - Saturday 26 November, 2016

Tánaiste leads tributes following death of Judge Michael Reilly

The Inspector of Prisons died earlier today.

# tanaiste - Friday 26 August, 2016

Former tánaiste Peter Barry has died RIP

Former tánaiste Peter Barry has died

The former deputy leader of Fine Gael died this morning at the age of 88.

# tanaiste - Friday 8 July, 2016

Search begins for new officers with "tolerance and humanity" to work in Irish prisons

The first recruits are expected to enter prison service college in early 2017.

# tanaiste - Friday 24 June, 2016

"Extremism is no longer an abstract problem. It’s here" - Is Islamic terrorism a threat in Ireland?

The Justice Department has said that it is aware of foreign fighters from Ireland who have died in the Middle East.

# tanaiste - Sunday 12 June, 2016

Joan Burton has a lot to say about Enda Kenny's 'cop-out' on abortion

The former Tánaiste talks abortion, rent supplement and why women have to be tough to be in Irish politics.

# tanaiste - Thursday 26 May, 2016

Repairs to Leinster House 'shouldn't result in early holidays for TDs'

Sinn Féin said the Mansion House’s Round Room could be used if repair works closes the Dáil chamber.

# tanaiste - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

Joan Burton is facing a motion of no confidence over 'blatant cronyism'

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

# tanaiste - Thursday 31 December, 2015

Tánaiste's head of staff is paid €52,000 more than pay cap

A war of words between Labour and Fianna Fáil has erupted on the subject.

# tanaiste - Friday 27 November, 2015

Mick Wallace has published his Project Eagle correspondence with Nama...

The independent TD has called for a commission of inquiry to be set up to investigate claims surrounding the state agency.

# tanaiste - Thursday 19 November, 2015

# tanaiste - Sunday 1 November, 2015

Reprinting the punt and pulling out of government: A look inside Eamon Gilmore's new book

Here’s some of what the former Tánaiste has revealed.

# tanaiste - Wednesday 16 September, 2015

Pictures: Water protesters clash with gardaí at Joan Burton food bank event

More trouble at an event attended by the Tánaiste today.

# tanaiste - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

Joan Burton had a go at RTÉ live on air this morning

The Tánaiste also said she trusts the Irish people to use the water grant for what it was intended for.

# tanaiste - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

Taoiseach and Tánaiste defend Ireland: One country cannot fix Europe's 'enormous catastrophe'

EU leaders meet later this month to discuss how to deal with the largest influx of refugees into Europe since World War 2.

# tanaiste - 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.

# tanaiste - 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.

# tanaiste - Sunday 10 May, 2015

# tanaiste - 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.

# tanaiste - Saturday 2 May, 2015

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.

# tanaiste - Sunday 8 March, 2015

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.

# tanaiste - Sunday 22 February, 2015

Protesters gather at Carlow event Tánaiste attending

It comes after two rallies were held yesterday demonstrating against the jailing of five water protesters on Thursday.

# tanaiste - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Hold on to your hats - a new incarnation of JobBridge is on the way

Two new schemes aimed at 18-25 year olds have just been launched

# tanaiste - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Enda Kenny and Joan Burton were given a serious dose of (virtual) reality today

They didn’t look happy when the fun was over.

# tanaiste - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Child benefit is ‘staying as it is’, regardless of what the IMF says

The Coalition is standing its ground.

# tanaiste - Sunday 25 January, 2015

# tanaiste - Friday 12 December, 2014

Mother-and-baby home survivors want fully inclusive inquiry into what happened to them

It is anticipated the terms of reference of the Commission of Inquiry will be discussed by Cabinet next week.

# tanaiste - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Joan Burton: Labour will see out its term in office

The Tánaiste has said that a General Election won’t be taking place next year.

# tanaiste - Sunday 9 November, 2014

Joan Burton is Woman of the Year

Philomena Lee and Miss Panti also received awards from Irish Tatler last night.

# tanaiste - Thursday 16 October, 2014

# tanaiste - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Joan Burton told: 'The country wants Enda's head on a plate and you can deliver it'

Mick Wallace said people are sick with ‘cronyism in Irish politics’.

# tanaiste - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Joan Burton: 'We're the strongest growing economy in Europe at this point'

Ireland’s gross domestic product (GDP) is now up 7.7 per cent.

# tanaiste - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge Joan Burton reprimanded by animal rights group after "skin a cat" comment That's Cat

# tanaiste - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Ministers don't want to play "fast and loose" with Budget 2015

The Tánaiste said that the economic recovery needs to be cemented.

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