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Repairs to Leinster House 'shouldn't result in early holidays for TDs'
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Repairs to Leinster House 'shouldn't result in early holidays for TDs'

May 26th 2016, 1:24 PM 11,556 Views 43 Comments

Sinn Féin said the Mansion House’s Round Room could be used if repair works closes the Dáil chamber.

Joan Burton is facing a motion of no confidence over 'blatant cronyism'
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Joan Burton is facing a motion of no confidence over 'blatant cronyism'

Jan 19th 2016, 11:48 AM 23,067 Views 65 Comments

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

Tánaiste's head of staff is paid €52,000 more than pay cap
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# L'Oréal TREATMENT

Tánaiste's head of staff is paid €52,000 more than pay cap

Dec 31st 2015, 10:20 AM 29,120 Views 112 Comments

A war of words between Labour and Fianna Fáil has erupted on the subject.

Mick Wallace has published his Project Eagle correspondence with Nama...
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Mick Wallace has published his Project Eagle correspondence with Nama...

Nov 27th 2015, 8:10 PM 32,507 Views 0 Comments

The independent TD has called for a commission of inquiry to be set up to investigate claims surrounding the state agency.

The Tánaiste called Barry Cowen a baby and told him to "shut up" in the Dáil today
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The Tánaiste called Barry Cowen a baby and told him to "shut up" in the Dáil today

Nov 19th 2015, 2:41 PM 23,765 Views 68 Comments

Ouch.

Reprinting the punt and pulling out of government: A look inside Eamon Gilmore's new book
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# Inside The Room

Reprinting the punt and pulling out of government: A look inside Eamon Gilmore's new book

Nov 1st 2015, 12:34 PM 17,909 Views 89 Comments

Here’s some of what the former Tánaiste has revealed.

Pictures: Water protesters clash with gardaí at Joan Burton food bank event
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Pictures: Water protesters clash with gardaí at Joan Burton food bank event

Sep 16th 2015, 5:14 PM 32,764 Views 196 Comments

More trouble at an event attended by the Tánaiste today.

Joan Burton had a go at RTÉ live on air this morning
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Joan Burton had a go at RTÉ live on air this morning

Sep 15th 2015, 11:20 AM 23,457 Views 98 Comments

The Tánaiste also said she trusts the Irish people to use the water grant for what it was intended for.

Taoiseach and Tánaiste defend Ireland: One country cannot fix Europe's 'enormous catastrophe'
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# Refugees

Taoiseach and Tánaiste defend Ireland: One country cannot fix Europe's 'enormous catastrophe'

Sep 1st 2015, 4:17 PM 27,062 Views 339 Comments

EU leaders meet later this month to discuss how to deal with the largest influx of refugees into Europe since World War 2.

Joan slams social welfare fraudsters for 'giving two fingers to their neighbours'
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# Parliamentary Language

Joan slams social welfare fraudsters for 'giving two fingers to their neighbours'

Jun 24th 2015, 8:30 PM 25,619 Views 138 Comments

Tens of millions of euro are overpaid each year.

Joan Burton: Labour will be returned to power
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# It's All Good

Joan Burton: Labour will be returned to power

Jun 4th 2015, 8:00 PM 10,312 Views 124 Comments

The Tánaiste said “things would have been done differently” if the party wasn’t in government with Fine Gael.

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

May 10th 2015, 4:35 PM 12,341 Views 131 Comments

“Bi Ullamh.”

Joan and Mary Lou just had a massive row about a metaphorical woman's shopping list
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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 30,547 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.

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

May 2nd 2015, 2:02 PM 27,876 Views 142 Comments

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

Row between Irish Water and meter installers could be settled in court, says Tánaiste
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Row between Irish Water and meter installers could be settled in court, says Tánaiste

Mar 8th 2015, 3:55 PM 16,620 Views 74 Comments

Firms contracted to install the meters on behalf of the beleaguered semi-state have submitted a raft of claims seeking extra cash.

Protesters gather at Carlow event Tánaiste attending
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# Water Protesters

Protesters gather at Carlow event Tánaiste attending

Feb 22nd 2015, 8:18 PM 29,524 Views 145 Comments

It comes after two rallies were held yesterday demonstrating against the jailing of five water protesters on Thursday.

Hold on to your hats -  a new incarnation of JobBridge is on the way
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# First Steps

Hold on to your hats - a new incarnation of JobBridge is on the way

Feb 4th 2015, 6:55 PM 19,506 Views 95 Comments

Two new schemes aimed at 18-25 year olds have just been launched

Enda Kenny and Joan Burton were given a serious dose of (virtual) reality today
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# Oculus Rift?

Enda Kenny and Joan Burton were given a serious dose of (virtual) reality today

Jan 29th 2015, 12:07 PM 14,443 Views 63 Comments

They didn’t look happy when the fun was over.

Child benefit is 'staying as it is', regardless of what the IMF says
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# Imf Warning

Child benefit is 'staying as it is', regardless of what the IMF says

Jan 28th 2015, 6:05 PM 17,141 Views 81 Comments

The Coalition is standing its ground.

'There's no way USC can be abolished overnight'
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# Pay Packet

'There's no way USC can be abolished overnight'

Jan 25th 2015, 7:45 PM 31,892 Views 113 Comments

The suggestion of more taxes to offset any further reduction in the charge hasn’t been ruled out.

Mother-and-baby home survivors want fully inclusive inquiry into what happened to them
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# Redress

Mother-and-baby home survivors want fully inclusive inquiry into what happened to them

Dec 12th 2014, 4:40 PM 4,195 Views 12 Comments

It is anticipated the terms of reference of the Commission of Inquiry will be discussed by Cabinet next week.

Joan Burton: Labour will see out its term in office
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Joan Burton: Labour will see out its term in office

Nov 26th 2014, 8:00 PM 14,580 Views 130 Comments

The Tánaiste has said that a General Election won’t be taking place next year.

Joan Burton is Woman of the Year
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Joan Burton is Woman of the Year

Nov 9th 2014, 12:27 PM 27,184 Views 153 Comments

Philomena Lee and Miss Panti also received awards from Irish Tatler last night.

What does Joan Burton make of Facebook and Apple paying for female workers to freeze their eggs?
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# Oh Baby

What does Joan Burton make of Facebook and Apple paying for female workers to freeze their eggs?

Oct 16th 2014, 9:27 AM 9,097 Views 31 Comments

Spoiler: She’s not a fan.

Joan Burton told: 'The country wants Enda's head on a plate and you can deliver it'
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# Question Time

Joan Burton told: 'The country wants Enda's head on a plate and you can deliver it'

Oct 2nd 2014, 1:07 PM 15,102 Views 77 Comments

Mick Wallace said people are sick with ‘cronyism in Irish politics’.

Joan Burton: 'We're the strongest growing economy in Europe at this point'
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# On The Up

Joan Burton: 'We're the strongest growing economy in Europe at this point'

Sep 18th 2014, 1:34 PM 9,830 Views 97 Comments

Ireland’s gross domestic product (GDP) is now up 7.7 per cent.

Joan Burton reprimanded by animal rights group after "skin a cat" comment
# That's Cat
# That's Cat

Joan Burton reprimanded by animal rights group after "skin a cat" comment

Sep 16th 2014, 1:03 PM 15,869 Views 97 Comments

Joan. Cat menacer.

Ministers don't want to play "fast and loose" with Budget 2015
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# Not Payback Time

Ministers don't want to play "fast and loose" with Budget 2015

Sep 3rd 2014, 12:53 PM 8,228 Views 68 Comments

The Tánaiste said that the economic recovery needs to be cemented.

There's a petition to get Joan Burton to apologise to metal fans
# So Metal
# So Metal

There's a petition to get Joan Burton to apologise to metal fans

Jul 28th 2014, 10:06 AM 27,991 Views 90 Comments

She implied that Metallica fans are far more troublesome than Garth Brooks fans, and metalheads are not happy.

No plans to revisit abortion laws, in spite of severe criticism from UN
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# No Referendum

No plans to revisit abortion laws, in spite of severe criticism from UN

Jul 24th 2014, 8:30 PM 6,593 Views 143 Comments

The UN Human Rights Committee is urging the Government to revise its “highly restrictive” abortion laws.

Over €200m worth of unclaimed social welfare payments in past three years
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# DSP

Over €200m worth of unclaimed social welfare payments in past three years

Jul 21st 2014, 7:15 AM 17,810 Views 25 Comments

No, you can’t have them. There were all returned to the Department.

TDs stand for Gaza as Deaf community makes Dáil history
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# Peace Out

TDs stand for Gaza as Deaf community makes Dáil history

Jul 17th 2014, 1:57 PM 19,424 Views 82 Comments

There was an unexpected, wildcard move from Gerry Adams, and the Tánaiste did a bit of waving.

These are the six areas Enda and Joan want to prioritise from now until 2016
# Statement Of Priorities
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# Statement Of Priorities

These are the six areas Enda and Joan want to prioritise from now until 2016

Jul 11th 2014, 10:50 PM 14,994 Views 31 Comments

From access to childcare to disposing bank assets, they’ve covered a lot in the Statement of Priorities.

New law would make it complusory for fathers' names to be included on birth certs
# Who's Your Daddy?
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# Who's Your Daddy?

New law would make it complusory for fathers' names to be included on birth certs

Jul 10th 2014, 5:24 PM 42,230 Views 186 Comments

The new Bill has been described as “the most important reform of family law for a generation”.

'Even the Mexicans are involved': TDs go from Garth to Gaza as Brooks Fatigue sets in
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# Enough Already

'Even the Mexicans are involved': TDs go from Garth to Gaza as Brooks Fatigue sets in

Jul 10th 2014, 2:16 PM 9,974 Views 19 Comments

Mary-Lou McDonald called it “a catastrophe in motion.” (She was referring to Gaza.)

Joan Burton is the new leader of the Labour Party
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# It's Joan

Joan Burton is the new leader of the Labour Party

Jul 4th 2014, 10:45 PM 21,728 Views 121 Comments

Labour’s former leader-in-waiting is now officially in charge. She’s asking the Irish people to have trust in her, and in the party as a whole.

Au Revoir Eamon: Gilmore through the years
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# Memory Lane

Au Revoir Eamon: Gilmore through the years

Jul 4th 2014, 3:00 PM 8,986 Views 30 Comments

On his last day in the job, we take a look back at the outgoing Labour leader through the years.

Clearing the way: Eamon Gilmore has officially resigned as Tánaiste
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# Joan's Turn

Clearing the way: Eamon Gilmore has officially resigned as Tánaiste

Jul 4th 2014, 2:26 PM 7,157 Views 28 Comments

Joan Burton is set to be formally appointed later today.

Phoenix Park's newest resident: Kevin F O’Malley appointed US ambassador to Ireland
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# Meet The Boss

Phoenix Park's newest resident: Kevin F O’Malley appointed US ambassador to Ireland

Jun 6th 2014, 9:09 AM 9,744 Views 14 Comments

The Tánaiste said the appointment reflects the commitment given to the Taoiseach by Obama on St Patrick’s Day.

Burton: All the Ministers are still talking to me... and I intend to keep it that way
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# Battle For Labour

Burton: All the Ministers are still talking to me... and I intend to keep it that way

Jun 5th 2014, 11:28 AM 5,204 Views 11 Comments

The Social Protection Minister’s dismissing any suggestion that her strident negotiating style could hasten the end of the coalition government.