Joan Burton is a Labour Party TD for the Dublin West Constituency. She was first elected to the Dail in November of '92 but was not re-elected in the '97 election. She was elected again in 2002 and has remained a TD since. Burton is currently the Minister for Social Protection in the Fine Gael-Labour coalition.
# joan-burton - Today’s News
Gifts for all the family this Christmas
# joan-burton - Yesterday’s News
Deputy Lucinda Creighton asked Minister Burton about the new maternity benefit rate being brought in under Budget 2014.
# joan-burton - Thursday 5 December, 2013
The only problem was they were pronouncing it ‘amazey-balls’.
# joan-burton - Wednesday 4 December, 2013
A reintroduction of the Christmas bonus would be a huge boost for both people who rely on social welfare payments and for the economy, writes Patrick Nulty TD.
# joan-burton - Monday 2 December, 2013
The Social Protection Minister was speaking to TheJournal.ie at the Labour Party national conference in Killarney at the weekend.
# joan-burton - Sunday 1 December, 2013
The Minister for Social Protection has told TheJournal.ie it will not be “return to boom time instantly” when the EU/IMF programme ends later this month.
# joan-burton - Saturday 30 November, 2013
Security is tight, protests are small and everyone, with a few exceptions, is in a pretty good mood.
Meanwhile, Public Expenditure and Reform Minister Brendan Howlin has pledged to repeal the law on emergency public sector pay cuts.
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore will give his party leader address to delegates in Killarney tonight.
# joan-burton - Friday 29 November, 2013
Two ministers been vocal about the CRC top-ups controversy today.
# joan-burton - Thursday 28 November, 2013
Burning the bondholders would be “akin to sovereign default” Eamon Gilmore told the Dáil this morning and said the issue of the promissory note has been “resolved”.
The Social Protection Minister has made the case for a wage increase that she argues would reduce welfare spend and increase tax revenue.
Our social welfare system already supports those in work by topping-up low wages. This is why a Living Wage could increase tax revenue and decrease spending on benefits, the Social Protection Minister argues.
# joan-burton - Sunday 24 November, 2013
The Minister for Social Protection is advising anyone taking up work for Christmas to let their local social welfare office know.
# joan-burton - Wednesday 20 November, 2013
Joan Burton says that the Government hopes that uses of the new law will be a “rare event”.
# joan-burton - Tuesday 19 November, 2013
Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton received approval for the Bill today, which she says leaves the State pension completely unaffected.
# joan-burton - Tuesday 12 November, 2013
He is joined by Social Protection Minister Joan Burton.
# joan-burton - Monday 4 November, 2013
Josephine Feehily is expected to appear before the Oireachtas Finance Committee. It comes as retailers warn that the Revenue’s approach could have a serious effect on trade in the run-up to Christmas.
# joan-burton - Sunday 3 November, 2013
Meanwhile, the Revenue Commissioners chairman is to be invited before the Oireachtas Finance Committee next week.
# joan-burton - Saturday 2 November, 2013
The Minister for Social Protection has made a significant speech on the welfare state today.
# joan-burton - Sunday 27 October, 2013
Charities supporting those struggling financially said it would be helpful to have information on the reasons people are seeking the payment to assess needs.
# joan-burton - Friday 25 October, 2013
# joan-burton - Thursday 24 October, 2013
# joan-burton - Wednesday 23 October, 2013
The Minister for Social Protection has said she is not planning a leadership challenge against the Labour party leader.
# joan-burton - Monday 21 October, 2013
The figure for 2013 is already well ahead of the corresponding number of sanctions last year.
# joan-burton - Wednesday 16 October, 2013
The Immigrant Council of Ireland wants Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton to outline safeguards against racial profiling in crackdown on welfare fraud.
Incentives she said will come into place from the beginning of 2014 to offer employers a rebate if they employ someone who has been unemployed for six-months or more.
# joan-burton - Tuesday 15 October, 2013
# joan-burton - Thursday 10 October, 2013
For the first time in the 93-year history of the Oireachtas, citizens now have a direct route to influence the parliamentary agenda through the Petitions Committee, writes its chairman Pádraig Mac Lochlainn.
# joan-burton - Saturday 5 October, 2013
A demonstration opposing the move is planned for today.
Socialist MEP Paul Murphy of the ScamBridge.ie website says that it’s “patently ridiculous” that an internship should last for 18 months.
# joan-burton - Wednesday 2 October, 2013
Joan Burton has been speaking about her relationship with Eamon Gilmore this morning.
Labour made its closing argument ahead of Friday’s referendum at a press conference in Dublin today.
# joan-burton - Sunday 29 September, 2013
What happened in the days and weeks leading up to the bank guarantee of 30 September 2008? TheJournal.ie presents an in-depth account from the people who were in the thick of it.
# joan-burton - Monday 23 September, 2013
# joan-burton - Saturday 21 September, 2013
Here’s our round-up of the most interesting and most popular comments from this week. Did you make it in?
# joan-burton - Tuesday 17 September, 2013
The Minister for Social Protection said the measure had been on the table, but was no longer being looked at ahead of next month’s Budget.