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Labour's latest social media campaign isn't going well
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Labour's latest social media campaign isn't going well

Jun 3rd 2015, 1:44 PM 21,274 Views 90 Comments

Joan Burton launched #talktojoan today.

After Averil's shock departure, how do other parties shape up in terms of women?
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# Gender Quotas

After Averil's shock departure, how do other parties shape up in terms of women?

May 31st 2015, 7:45 AM 11,315 Views 45 Comments

We spoke to all of the main parties about reaching the 30% gender quota.

€10m in child benefit was paid to people not entitled to it
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# Pay Out

€10m in child benefit was paid to people not entitled to it

May 27th 2015, 6:01 AM 21,256 Views 46 Comments

The Department of Social Protection says it aims to minimise risks of fraud and eliminate incorrect payments.

Enda: There won't be a referendum on repealing the 8th amendment
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# Abortion

Enda: There won't be a referendum on repealing the 8th amendment

May 26th 2015, 4:27 PM 20,974 Views 153 Comments

The Taoiseach said the next government will have to give the issue “the most careful consideration”.

Should the government call a cheeky election right now?
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# Analysis

Should the government call a cheeky election right now?

May 25th 2015, 9:15 PM 20,806 Views 146 Comments

Analysis: The coalition could capitalise on the feel-good factor following the passage of the same-sex marriage referendum.

Forcing people to pay for their own retirement will 'put many jobs and businesses at risk'
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# Pensioned Off

Forcing people to pay for their own retirement will 'put many jobs and businesses at risk'

May 25th 2015, 10:54 AM 13,453 Views 57 Comments

The government wants a universal pension system – but not everyone thinks that’s a good idea.

Is Labour going nowhere under Joan Burton? We asked her...
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# Labour Pains

Is Labour going nowhere under Joan Burton? We asked her...

May 25th 2015, 6:10 AM 8,112 Views 46 Comments

The junior coalition partner is struggling in the polls. So what does the leader make of it all?

In the mood for another referendum? Labour wants to repeal the 8th amendment
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# Election 2016

In the mood for another referendum? Labour wants to repeal the 8th amendment

May 24th 2015, 7:25 PM 45,501 Views 180 Comments

The Tanaiste said if Labour makes it back into government next time around, she envisages that it will be on the programme for government.

How much has Joan Burton's department spent on consultants?
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# Social Protection

How much has Joan Burton's department spent on consultants?

May 24th 2015, 9:30 AM 14,417 Views 46 Comments

It’s a bit tricky to arrive at an exact figure.

Turns out no one wants a 21-year-old president
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# No Country For Young Men

Turns out no one wants a 21-year-old president

May 24th 2015, 8:00 AM 28,310 Views 67 Comments

Spare a thought for Niall Horan.

We asked Joan Burton to rule out another referendum if this one doesn't pass From TheJournal.ie

We asked Joan Burton to rule out another referendum if this one doesn't pass

May 20th 2015, 11:05 PM 26,330 Views 399 Comments

The Tánaiste dropped by TheJournal.ie’s offices today to make one last pitch for a Yes vote.

A TD walks into a mart and says ’10% of you guys are gay’…
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# Sinn Féin Sings

A TD walks into a mart and says ’10% of you guys are gay’…

May 20th 2015, 6:00 PM 27,479 Views 111 Comments

Meanwhile, Enda Kenny has no intention of becoming a gay icon.

We asked every TD and Senator if they’re voting Yes or No. Here’s what they said...
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# Marriage Referendum

We asked every TD and Senator if they’re voting Yes or No. Here’s what they said...

May 17th 2015, 1:45 PM 62,292 Views 157 Comments

The majority are leaning one way.

Politicians tell us why they're voting Yes or No
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# Marriage Referendum

Politicians tell us why they're voting Yes or No

May 17th 2015, 1:30 PM 27,480 Views 250 Comments

Do you support same-sex marriage?

Lots of TDs are breaking the rules and wearing Yes pins - but will they be punished?
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# Pin-gate

Lots of TDs are breaking the rules and wearing Yes pins - but will they be punished?

May 14th 2015, 9:00 PM 10,613 Views 100 Comments

The wearing of pins and badges in Leinster House has become a hot topic in recent days.

Two more TDs have refused to remove their Yes Equality pins in Leinster House
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# Marriage Referendum

Two more TDs have refused to remove their Yes Equality pins in Leinster House

May 14th 2015, 4:12 PM 13,417 Views 124 Comments

And Joan Burton is supporting them.

Joan Burton's car blocked by protesters at same-sex marriage event
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# Water Protest

Joan Burton's car blocked by protesters at same-sex marriage event

May 13th 2015, 6:47 AM 27,936 Views 216 Comments

The protesters were removed by gardaí after they lay down in front of the car.

Same-sex marriage debate heats up amid growing fears of No vote
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# State Of The Nation

Same-sex marriage debate heats up amid growing fears of No vote

May 12th 2015, 11:59 AM 30,419 Views 325 Comments

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

Joan Burton thinks Irish politicians need to be like the Girl Guides
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# GE16

Joan Burton thinks Irish politicians need to be like the Girl Guides

May 10th 2015, 4:35 PM 12,339 Views 131 Comments

“Bi Ullamh.”

Joan and Mary Lou just had a massive row about a metaphorical woman's shopping list
# Bread And Circuses
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# Bread And Circuses

Joan and Mary Lou just had a massive row about a metaphorical woman's shopping list

May 7th 2015, 1:35 PM 30,546 Views 169 Comments

Low and sneaky, ‘Thatcherite’ … Take it from us, Mary Lou McDonald’s not happy with the coalition’s new Irish Water measures.

Murphy calls on KPMG to remove itself from Siteserv probe
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# Not Happy

Murphy calls on KPMG to remove itself from Siteserv probe

May 6th 2015, 9:32 PM 18,571 Views 98 Comments

A Fianna Fáil motion calling for an independent commission to be established has been defeated by the government.

Joan Burton speaks of her decades-long search for her birth parents
# Identity
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# Identity

Joan Burton speaks of her decades-long search for her birth parents

May 2nd 2015, 2:02 PM 27,873 Views 147 Comments

Speaking about privacy today, the Tánaiste said children should be entitled to know who their mother is.

Alex White: 'Sinn Féin operates on smears ... they can't be taken seriously'
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# Conflict Of Interest

Alex White: 'Sinn Féin operates on smears ... they can't be taken seriously'

Apr 30th 2015, 3:11 PM 16,835 Views 106 Comments

Labour and Sinn Féin clashed over the Siteserv review … again.

Labour is about to face ANOTHER headache over abortion
# Trouble Ahead
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# Trouble Ahead

Labour is about to face ANOTHER headache over abortion

Apr 30th 2015, 6:11 AM 15,134 Views 81 Comments

A bill to repeal the 8th Amendment will come before the Dáil next month.

Why has support for Fine Gael and Labour fallen?
# Analysis
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# Analysis

Why has support for Fine Gael and Labour fallen?

Apr 27th 2015, 10:20 AM 15,022 Views 133 Comments

Analysis: Support for the coalition parties took an unexpected turn in the poll published over the weekend.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
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# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Apr 26th 2015, 8:38 PM 19,708 Views 8 Comments

Labour’s support for same sex marriage, the death of a rally driver and the devastation in Nepal all had people talking.

"The No side seem fixated on the notion of the ‘ideal family’ – whatever that means"
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# Gloves Are Off

"The No side seem fixated on the notion of the ‘ideal family’ – whatever that means"

Apr 26th 2015, 2:24 PM 25,306 Views 621 Comments

The Tánaiste accused the ‘no’ side of using fear tactics. Meanwhile, David Quinn has said ‘Marriage Equality’ is a “misnomer”.

Now Joan Burton has had a go at Mary Lou over her 'stunt politics'
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# Shots Fired

Now Joan Burton has had a go at Mary Lou over her 'stunt politics'

Apr 15th 2015, 3:07 PM 11,848 Views 120 Comments

The row over the Sinn Féin deputy leader’s refusal to say sorry for her Dáil comments rumbles on.

Enda and Joan look beyond water ... to getting your vote
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# State Of The Nation

Enda and Joan look beyond water ... to getting your vote

Apr 15th 2015, 1:44 PM 15,706 Views 208 Comments

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

Joan Burton made a new friend today
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# Red Rooster

Joan Burton made a new friend today

Apr 10th 2015, 6:25 PM 12,480 Views 89 Comments

The Tánaiste is on the by-election campaign trail in Carlow-Kilkenny.

Ruth Coppinger wouldn't have called Joan Burton the C-word
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# Jobstown

Ruth Coppinger wouldn't have called Joan Burton the C-word

Apr 10th 2015, 6:10 AM 15,598 Views 71 Comments

The Socialist.AAA TD insists that controversial protest in Jobstown last year was “generally peaceful”.

Burton returns to Dunnes where she used to work to show solidarity with workers
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# Day Of Action

Burton returns to Dunnes where she used to work to show solidarity with workers

Apr 2nd 2015, 4:31 PM 23,439 Views 127 Comments

The Tánaiste worked at the Henry Street store when she was a student.

Joan Burton thinks RTÉ got a bit too excited about the water protests (but RTÉ doesn't agree)
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# Impartiality

Joan Burton thinks RTÉ got a bit too excited about the water protests (but RTÉ doesn't agree)

Apr 1st 2015, 10:49 PM 28,841 Views 194 Comments

The Tánaiste has joined those in government criticising the broadcaster’s coverage of water charges.

The government has a grand plan for unemployed construction workers...
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# Grand Job

The government has a grand plan for unemployed construction workers...

Apr 1st 2015, 2:35 PM 16,940 Views 95 Comments

They’re going to blitz construction companies with information about their employment services, like Jobbridge. And, erm, that’s about it really.

A parade through Dublin and several new proclamations: Here's how we'll mark the Rising's centenary
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# Ireland 2016

A parade through Dublin and several new proclamations: Here's how we'll mark the Rising's centenary

Mar 31st 2015, 11:13 PM 39,385 Views 110 Comments

What do you make of the government’s plans?

Ever heard of the Pole who helped Famine victims? He's been honoured in Dublin
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# Sackville Place

Ever heard of the Pole who helped Famine victims? He's been honoured in Dublin

Mar 30th 2015, 10:10 PM 18,082 Views 49 Comments

Paweł Edmund Strzelecki lived in Ireland during the Great Hunger.

Disappointment at "unusual" news that rent supplement limits won't be increased
# No Change
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# No Change

Disappointment at "unusual" news that rent supplement limits won't be increased

Mar 27th 2015, 8:20 PM 12,754 Views 61 Comments

The Department of Social Protection said that increasing them could lead to rental inflation.

There was another entertaining episode of Joan v Mary Lou in the Dáil today
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# Paulie Walnuts

There was another entertaining episode of Joan v Mary Lou in the Dáil today

Mar 26th 2015, 1:33 PM 21,489 Views 123 Comments

The Sopranos featured twice at Leaders’ Questions today.

There's great news for Enda and Joan in the latest poll
# On The Rise
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# On The Rise

There's great news for Enda and Joan in the latest poll

Mar 26th 2015, 7:40 AM 16,368 Views 228 Comments

The latest Ipsos MRBI poll for the Irish Times has good news for the coalition.