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# minister-joan-burton - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Almost 27 per cent of us have experienced two or more types of deprivation

Disposable income, poverty rates and income drops were all looked at in the survey.

# minister-joan-burton - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Burton: 'Welfare savings is one of the reasons we could reduce Budget adjustment'

A reduction in the Live Register has produced €150 million in welfare savings.

# minister-joan-burton - Thursday 19 September, 2013

You can now do up to three - instead of two - JobBridge internships

So far the number of JobBridge internships has passed 20,000.

# minister-joan-burton - Saturday 29 June, 2013

Burton claims Collins is "politically partisan" over Anglo tapes comments

Collins said that the Taoiseach’s priority is to “exploit these tapes for his narrow political advantage”.

# minister-joan-burton - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

Quinn proposes using child benefit funds for free preschool education

The Minister is currently debating the issue with fellow ministers Joan Burton and Frances Fitzgerald.

# minister-joan-burton - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

Doherty says FÁS offer of job in Malta is 'actively encouraging emigration'

The Sinn Féin TD called the offer of the €250 per week job “outrageous”.

# minister-joan-burton - Saturday 23 February, 2013

Burton says hecklers gave Dundalk a 'bad image' following shopping centre protest Joan Burton This post contains videos

Burton says hecklers gave Dundalk a 'bad image' following shopping centre protest

The Minister for Social Protection was heckled as she attempted to deliver a speech in Dundalk , Co Louth yesterday.

# minister-joan-burton - Monday 4 February, 2013

€92.35 million overpaid in Social Welfare payments in 2011

Overpayments have increased year-on-year since 2007, according to new figures released by Minister Burton.

# minister-joan-burton - Thursday 31 January, 2013

Department accused of having "systematic policy" of refusing Invalidity Pension

Minister Joan Burton said that Deputy Boyd Barrett’s “notion that social welfare illness payments and benefits are being denied to people is very, very wide of the mark”.

# minister-joan-burton - Monday 19 November, 2012

Burton: Unemployed who work over Christmas "should not have any concerns"

Those who are unemployed are able to work or attend a training course for up to eight weeks without it impacting on their various allowances.

# minister-joan-burton - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Column: Making employers pay for sick leave is simply not fair

Placing social welfare costs onto businesses is an additional burden on employers and will result in job losses writes Ian Martin.

# minister-joan-burton - Thursday 13 September, 2012

New online directory for unemployed people launched

Minister Joan Burton launched the new on-line directory Find Your Local services, alongside the 19th edition of the handbook Working for Work.

# minister-joan-burton - Thursday 6 September, 2012

Burton 'very much values' free travel scheme

Minister Joan Burton said some reports on the review of the free travel scheme were “a bit wildly speculative”.

Minister Burton: Health Minister Reilly is "working flat out"

The Minister for Social Protection said she has confidence in the health minister, and that reforming the health system is difficult.

# minister-joan-burton - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Report: Hard times for self-employed

A new report says that more and more self-employed people are having difficulties in accessing credit and paying their mortgage and loan payments.

# minister-joan-burton - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Column: The social welfare bill - 'I wonder what this button does?'

Independent TD Stephen Donnelly laments “a series of policy mistakes” embedded into our legislation tonight as the Social Welfare Bill is signed into law.

# minister-joan-burton - Sunday 29 April, 2012

New law to clear up paternity confusion

Joan Burton will bring in legislation that will end the presumption that a husband is the father of all the children born during a marriage.

# minister-joan-burton - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

Should unemployed people be given a date to be off the dole? Poll This post contains a poll

Should unemployed people be given a date to be off the dole?

Minister Joan Burton will be introducing a ‘prediction of exit’ date for people on the Live Register, by which they must have found employment, reports say today. Do you think this is a good idea?