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#Joan Burton

# joan-burton - Saturday 27 February, 2016

# joan-burton - Thursday 25 February, 2016

WATCH: Lucinda trumps Enda and Joan at the steady hand challenge Three Bumps This post contains videos

WATCH: Lucinda trumps Enda and Joan at the steady hand challenge

Could this swing some undecided voters?

# joan-burton - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

As they fight for their lives, Labour warns that people could get a government they don't want

The Taoiseach and Tánaiste made their final pitches to voters in Dublin today.

# joan-burton - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

More bad news for Labour in the latest opinion poll

Is a Fine Gael Fianna Fáil coalition on the horizon?

# joan-burton - Monday 22 February, 2016

Lucinda the 'watchdog' thinks someone's out to smear her character

The Renua leader said the election is “make or break” for her party.

# joan-burton - Saturday 20 February, 2016

From The Daily Edge Oliver Callan nailed impressions of Joan Burton and Enda Kenny on the Late Late Callan's Kicks

Oliver Callan nailed impressions of Joan Burton and Enda Kenny on the Late Late

He also does an uncanny Gerry Adams.

# joan-burton - Thursday 18 February, 2016

'Downton Abbey and tea cups': We’ve a fairly dreadful record of sexism in Irish politics

Joan Burton got lots of criticism for her body language during last Monday’s leaders’ debate – but why, asks Lorraine Courtney.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 17 February, 2016

Joan slams critics of her hands and says she's not 'Downton Abbey and teacups'

The Tánaiste suggested that sexism lays behind criticism of her body language in Monday’s debate.

# joan-burton - Monday 15 February, 2016

9 things you need to know about the Claire Byrne Live seven-way debate

An eventful night at the University of Limerick.

Gerry Adams got a hell of a grilling on this man's radio show this morning

Neil Prendeville fired some tough questions at the Sinn Féin leader, and his approach divided listeners.

Alan Kelly: What Labour has achieved is astonishing

The party also called plans to abolish Irish Water “farcical”.

# joan-burton - Thursday 11 February, 2016

Joan Burton went back to school today and got one hell of a reception Happy Days This post contains videos

Joan Burton went back to school today and got one hell of a reception

She faced some tough questions too.

'I'm told I'm very transfer friendly': Joan isn't too worried about that poll

The Labour leader is in serious danger of losing her seat, according to a new constituency poll.

'Is Labour dead?': We answer the big election questions you've been Googling

You’ve asked the search engine some pretty odd and interesting questions.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

Revealed: Labour voted against extending Special Criminal Court's powers in 2009

Legislation to extend the powers of the non-jury court to deal with cases involving organised crime was opposed at final stages by Joan Burton and her party.

# joan-burton - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

Pat Kenny is coming back to your screens *

* But only to chair the first leaders’ debate of the election race this Thursday.

# joan-burton - Friday 5 February, 2016

Poll: Who do you want to be the next Taoiseach? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you want to be the next Taoiseach?

This time three weeks polling booths will be open.

# joan-burton - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Mother wants child's PPS number changed as it contains 666

The digits are associated with the devil.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

Joan Burton says Alan Kelly is 'an incredibly obedient employee' Election Fever This post contains videos

Joan Burton says Alan Kelly is 'an incredibly obedient employee'

Meanwhile, Gerry Adams says that 15 seats would be a good election for Sinn Féin.

# joan-burton - Monday 1 February, 2016

Slapped down: Joan Burton insists she IS Alan Kelly's boss

The Labour deputy leader said yesterday that in politics “you are your own boss”.

# joan-burton - Sunday 31 January, 2016

The Advisers: Meet the small group who have run the country since 2011, for €3.1 million a year

Which minister spends most on their own staff? A new analysis of official figures by TheJournal.ie

# joan-burton - Saturday 30 January, 2016

With the election imminent, Joan Burton has issued a warning to voters

The Tánaiste said “hard-earned progress” could be “squandered” by voting for other parties.

# joan-burton - Thursday 21 January, 2016

'Can you imagine what it’s like to have scoliosis, Tánaiste?'

Mary Lou McDonald and Joan Burton had a heated exchange in the Dáil.

Joan Burton survives motion of no confidence as TDs attack Labour in heated debate

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

# joan-burton - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

'I have never made a personal attack on another politician, but I am furious'

Independent TD John Halligan was first up this evening in the debate on the Tánaiste’s no confidence motion.

Why the John Delaney controversy is another (avoidable) fiasco for Labour

Analysis: Labour should be keeping its head down. Instead the party’s most senior figures are committing own goals.

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…

Poll: Do you support today's no-confidence motion against Joan Burton? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support today's no-confidence motion against Joan Burton?

The Labour Party says she broke no rules in making the appointment.

# joan-burton - Friday 15 January, 2016

This may be the silliest thing Joan Burton has done in the last five years

Analysis: The decision to appoint David Begg as chair of the Pensions Authority has caused controversy and unnecessary hassle for Labour.

Joan Burton is facing a motion of no confidence next week

David Begg’s appointment sparked political controversy this week.

# joan-burton - Thursday 14 January, 2016

Labour TD criticises Burton for giving David Begg state board role without public process

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

# joan-burton - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

TDs are back from their Christmas break - and they've got one thing on their minds

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

# joan-burton - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

Has Enda told Joan what's in his head?

The date of the election remains a mystery.

# joan-burton - Monday 11 January, 2016

Joan Burton says questions about bank debt deal are now redundant

That historic 29 June 2012 ‘game changer’ is now a distant memory, it would seem.

# joan-burton - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Joan Burton: Politicians shouldn't fear for their safety

The Tánaiste also said some discussions on social media “become very extreme”.

# joan-burton - Thursday 31 December, 2015

Pictures: the moment Joan Burton fell out of a boat in Kilkenny floods Joan Rivers This post contains videos

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.

# joan-burton - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

The 10 most read stories on TheJournal.ie this year

Berkeley, Paris, Karen Buckley and Carrickmines – these are the stories you read this year.

# joan-burton - Sunday 27 December, 2015

Joan is promising a €25 pension increase if Labour gets back into power

It follows a pledge from the Tánaiste earlier this month on raising the minimum wage.