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#Joan Burton

From TheJournal.ie Over €4.3 billion is owed to the State in tax and €969 million is 'available immediately' Cash Back

Over €4.3 billion is owed to the State in tax and €969 million is 'available immediately'

Joan Burton has called for the monies to be collected immediately.

From TheJournal.ie Donohoe says bankers' pay cap of €500k is 'worth reviewing' as State-owned banks can't keep staff Wage Cap

Donohoe says bankers' pay cap of €500k is 'worth reviewing' as State-owned banks can't keep staff

The finance minister said State-owned banks are finding it difficult to retain staff due to wage competition.

From TheJournal.ie Homeless grandmother jailed for nine months over burglary at home of Joan Burton Burglary

Homeless grandmother jailed for nine months over burglary at home of Joan Burton

The incident happened when the Labour TD had gone out to give a talk at a community crime prevention meeting.

From TheJournal.ie Homeless woman with 63 prior convictions admits carrying out burglary at Joan Burton's home Courts

Homeless woman with 63 prior convictions admits carrying out burglary at Joan Burton's home

The incident happened when the Labour TD had gone out to give a talk at a community crime prevention meeting on Monday evening.

From TheJournal.ie Woman (44) charged over the burglary of Joan Burton's home Courts

Woman (44) charged over the burglary of Joan Burton's home

The woman is of no fixed address and was charged today.

It's 2018 and the Irish media is still talking about the 'sex appeal' of female politicians

A headline in the Irish Examiner read ‘There’s no denying Mary Lou’s sex appeal’.

From TheJournal.ie Review of Jobstown protest finds gardaí should have anticipated 'serious outburst of public disorder' Tallaght

Review of Jobstown protest finds gardaí should have anticipated 'serious outburst of public disorder'

The review pointed out that there was a considerable number of public order incidents in the area in the run up to the 2014 protest.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says describing civil servants as being akin to Nazis is 'wholly inappropriate' Communications Unit

Varadkar says describing civil servants as being akin to Nazis is 'wholly inappropriate'

The Taoiseach says he is not “thin-skinned” but believes criticism of Ireland 2040 adverts is unfair.

From TheJournal.ie 'Sharp as a razor', 'no shrinking violet' and Labour's first female TD: Meet the real Mrs Brown Mrs Brown's Boys

'Sharp as a razor', 'no shrinking violet' and Labour's first female TD: Meet the real Mrs Brown

A documentary describing the life of Maureen O’Carroll, mother of Brendan, airs this morning.

From TheJournal.ie 'I never cost the State a penny, but now they're taking part of my pension' Marriage Bar

'I never cost the State a penny, but now they're taking part of my pension'

Tens of thousands of people are losing out on receiving a full State pension due to rules that were introduced in 2012.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was hospitalised twice': Jobstown teen describes stress of being convicted over protest Not Guilty

'I was hospitalised twice': Jobstown teen describes stress of being convicted over protest

Jason Lester said the experience hasn’t put him off protesting – and he’s not ruling out a career in politics.

From TheJournal.ie Jobstown teen cleared of false imprisonment of Joan Burton on appeal Not Guilty

Jobstown teen cleared of false imprisonment of Joan Burton on appeal

Jason Lester, now aged 18, had been convicted of false imprisonment of the former Labour leader and one of her assistants in the Children’s Court.

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ accused of 'systematically downgrading' its orchestras Bittersweet Symphony

RTÉ accused of 'systematically downgrading' its orchestras

A combative Joan Burton was very critical of the government on the matter in the Dáil yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Paul Murphy complaint about Irish Times article not upheld by Press Ombudsman Jobstown

Paul Murphy complaint about Irish Times article not upheld by Press Ombudsman

Murphy appealed to the Press Council of Ireland but it found there was insufficient evidence to support the appeal.

From TheJournal.ie Plans for apartment blocks objected to by Leo Varadkar and Joan Burton get the go-ahead Castleknock

Plans for apartment blocks objected to by Leo Varadkar and Joan Burton get the go-ahead

An Bord Pleanála has backed an earlier decision by Fingal County Council.

From TheJournal.ie 'Shocked and disappointed': Pressure mounts to restore funding for breastfeeding support initiative Babies

'Shocked and disappointed': Pressure mounts to restore funding for breastfeeding support initiative

The HSE said it plans to provide funding for a new, revised model.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar surprised that the opposition are 'more obsessed about his PR than he is' Spin Machine

Varadkar surprised that the opposition are 'more obsessed about his PR than he is'

The Strategic Communications Unit is to hire an additional three staff members.

From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton breaks silence after trial: 'I have friends who live in Jobstown' Water Protests

Joan Burton breaks silence after trial: 'I have friends who live in Jobstown'

“I found the atmosphere in the courts intimidating,” the former Tánaiste said during a lengthy interview today.

From TheJournal.ie Paul Murphy's comments about gardaí to be referred to Oireachtas committee Privilege

Paul Murphy's comments about gardaí to be referred to Oireachtas committee

The Solidarity TD has accused gardaí of lying under oath during the recent Jobstown trial.

From TheJournal.ie McDonald tells Taoiseach that people in the real world have no interest in his choice of socks Leaders' Questions

McDonald tells Taoiseach that people in the real world have no interest in his choice of socks

Taoiseach faces questions over the new bin charges regime.

From TheJournal.ie 'Jobstown wasn't a peaceful, legitimate protest. Intimidating two women is not peaceful' Opinion

'Jobstown wasn't a peaceful, legitimate protest. Intimidating two women is not peaceful'

The ‘hard Left’ make unrealistic promises that can never be kept, writes Larry Donnelly.

From TheJournal.ie 'People have risen and won't be put back in their box': Jobstown supporters hail a political victory Right To Protest

'People have risen and won't be put back in their box': Jobstown supporters hail a political victory

Dozens of supporters celebrated with Paul Murphy and others, assured that their right to protest has been protected.

From TheJournal.ie A 'peaceful protester' could be facing a life sentence if found guilty, Jobstown trial hears Closing Statements

A 'peaceful protester' could be facing a life sentence if found guilty, Jobstown trial hears

Closing statements were made by counsel for some of the accused in the Jobstown trial today.

From TheJournal.ie Barrister tells Jobstown jury their political views "have to be left outside the jury room" Paul Murphy
From TheJournal.ie Charges dropped against one of the seven Jobstown defendants Central Criminal Court

Charges dropped against one of the seven Jobstown defendants

Applause broke out in court after the charges against 50-year-old Ken Purcell were officially dropped.

From TheJournal.ie 'That wouldn't be long for me': 71-year-old's reaction when told he could face life in prison Jobstown Trial

'That wouldn't be long for me': 71-year-old's reaction when told he could face life in prison

The men are all charged with false imprisonment of then Tánaiste Joan Burton and her adviser Karen O’Connell.

From TheJournal.ie Garda witness called 'woman beater' and 'uniformed scumbag' during protest, court told Jobstown
From TheJournal.ie 'Take sanctuary in the church': Jobstown defendant was making a 'suggestion' to gardaí, trial told Michael Murphy

'Take sanctuary in the church': Jobstown defendant was making a 'suggestion' to gardaí, trial told

A garda told the court she overheard Councillor Michael Murphy saying, “Will we give her sanctuary in the church or will we keep her in the church?”

From TheJournal.ie Superintendent denies being 'part of conspiracy to pervert course of justice', trial hears Jobstown

Superintendent denies being 'part of conspiracy to pervert course of justice', trial hears

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy and six other men are charged with falsely imprisoning Joan Burton and her advisor.

From TheJournal.ie Garda thought she was going to be 'crushed' at water charges protest, court hears Jobstown

Garda thought she was going to be 'crushed' at water charges protest, court hears

Marion Power said there was “constant abuse and horrendous language the whole time”.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí ordered to leave water charges protest because some were armed, trial told Jobstown

Gardaí ordered to leave water charges protest because some were armed, trial told

“You were being pushed around. You couldn’t stand still. I was being punched continually.”

From TheJournal.ie Paul Murphy's lawyer accuses garda of lying 'in a disreputable fashion' Jobstown

Paul Murphy's lawyer accuses garda of lying 'in a disreputable fashion'

Garda Gavin Cooke has denied the claim.

From TheJournal.ie Jury told Jobstown protesters shouted at Paul Murphy to 'mind his own business' False Imprisonment

Jury told Jobstown protesters shouted at Paul Murphy to 'mind his own business'

Garda Inspector Derek Maguire was giving evidence in the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court today.

From TheJournal.ie 'You're not welcome in Jobstown': Inspector tells court he feared for Joan Burton's safety Courts

'You're not welcome in Jobstown': Inspector tells court he feared for Joan Burton's safety

A garda inspector told the trial today that he was concerned for Joan Burton’s safety.

From TheJournal.ie Children's Minister says she believed Joan Burton was in 'great danger' during protest, court hears Jobstown Trial

Children's Minister says she believed Joan Burton was in 'great danger' during protest, court hears

Minister Katherine Zappone said she called 999 as she ‘didn’t see too many gardai’.

From TheJournal.ie 'Will we let her go or hold onto her for the night?': Jobstown trial hears evidence from gardaí Courts

'Will we let her go or hold onto her for the night?': Jobstown trial hears evidence from gardaí

“The protesters called us rats,” one garda told the trial today.

From TheJournal.ie Former Burton adviser tells Jobstown trial she referred to 'f**king dregs' due to stressful situation Jobstown

Former Burton adviser tells Jobstown trial she referred to 'f**king dregs' due to stressful situation

Karen O’Connell told the court she was not proud of using ‘bad language’ and said she was very upset at the time.

From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton told being called a c**t at a protest should be 'water off a duck's back', court hears Jobstown Trial

Joan Burton told being called a c**t at a protest should be 'water off a duck's back', court hears

This is day three of the Jobstown false imprisonment trial.

From TheJournal.ie 'Terrified' Joan Burton 'ran for her life' at Jobstown protest Water Charges

'Terrified' Joan Burton 'ran for her life' at Jobstown protest

Seven men including TD Paul Murphy have pleaded not guilty to false imprisonment.

From TheJournal.ie Paul Murphy 'plainly involved' in restricting Joan Burton's liberty, trial told Jobstown

Paul Murphy 'plainly involved' in restricting Joan Burton's liberty, trial told

Murphy and six other accused have all entered not guilty pleas.

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