Budget

GOVERNMENT GIVES €13 MILLION GREEN LIGHT FOR NATIONAL INDOOR SPORTS ARENA IN BLANCHARDSTOWN

15 October 2013

Joan Burton has confirmed that funding has been secured to allow construction work commence on the National Indoor Sports Arena at the National Sports Campus. The Government is providing €13 million which will allow works proceed on this hugely important project, which will be of local and national benefit. “This project will provide a very … Continue reading Government Gives €13 million Green Light for National Indoor Sports Arena in Blanchardstown

MINISTER BURTON MEETS WITH OVER 30 VOLUNTARY AND COMMUNITY GROUPS

5 July 2013

Minister Burton meets with over 30 voluntary and community groups in advance of Budget 2014 Tells Forum that welfare prevents poverty, stabilises economy   The Department of Social Protection’s €20.24 billion budget plays a crucial role both in preventing poverty and stabilising the economy, the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton TD, has said today … Continue reading Minister Burton Meets with Over 30 Voluntary and Community Groups

COMMITTEE STAGE OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE BILL 2012

12 December 2012

Measures of Social Welfare Bill 2012 are needed to bring country back to fiscal and economic sustainability – Minister Burton As the Committee Stage of the Social Welfare Bill 2012 is discussed in Dáil Éireann today (Wednesday, 12th December, 2012), Minister Joan Burton, T.D. said that the measures of the Social Welfare element of the … Continue reading Committee Stage of the Social Welfare Bill 2012

CORE WELFARE RATES PROTECTED

5 December 2012

Significant New Spending On Childcare And Employment Programme Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton, T.D. today (Wednesday, 5th December) said that the focus of the Social Welfare Budget 2013 is to maintain the weekly social welfare rates of payment. The rates for all core weekly payments will not change. Expenditure on social welfare payments and … Continue reading Core Welfare Rates Protected

JOINT STATEMENT BY MINISTER BURTON AND MINISTER FITZGERALD ON THE PROVISION OF ADDITIONAL CHILDCARE PLACES

5 December 2012

The Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton T.D., and Minister Frances Fitzgerald T.D., today, 5 December, announced a new Budget initiative to provide for upwards of 6,000 additional after school places targeted at children in primary school.  The associated additional funding for the initiative will be €14 million in a full year. The places will … Continue reading Joint Statement By Minister Burton and Minister Fitzgerald On the Provision of Additional Childcare Places

BUDGET INITIATIVE TO PROVIDE FOR UPWARDS OF 6,000 ADDITIONAL AFTER SCHOOL PLACES

5 December 2012

The Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton T.D., and Minister Frances Fitzgerald T.D., today, 5 December, announced a new Budget initiative to provide for upwards of 6,000 additional after school places targeted at children in primary school.  The associated additional funding for the initiative will be €14 million in a full year. The places will … Continue reading Budget Initiative To Provide For Upwards Of 6,000 Additional After School Places

OVER 30 VOLUNTARY AND COMMUNITY GROUPS MEET WITH MINISTER BURTON AT PRE-BUDGET FORUM

12 October 2012

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, TD, today (12th October 2012), hosted a pre-Budget Forum to give voluntary and community organisations the opportunity to make pre-Budget submissions relating to social welfare schemes at a special session in St Andrews Resource Centre in Dublin’s Pearse Street. In her opening remarks to the groups at the … Continue reading Over 30 Voluntary and Community Groups Meet with Minister Burton at Pre-Budget Forum

SOCIAL WELFARE BILL 2011

9 December 2011

 I move that the Social Welfare Bill 2011 now be read a second time. The Bill will give legislative effect to certain Social Welfare measures announced in the Budget Statement of 5 December 2011, which are due to come into effect from 1 January 2012.   Budget 2012 German Chancellor Angela Merkel said recently that … Continue reading Social Welfare Bill 2011

NO CUTS TO PRIMARY WEEKLY SOCIAL WELFARE RATES – MINISTER BURTON

5 December 2011

 Over €20.5 billion to be spent on Social Protection in 2012 €475 million in savings to be achieved   Joan Burton TD, Minister for Social Protection, today (December 5) announced that primary weekly social welfare payment rates would be protected in Budget 2012. She said rates for weekly payments such as Jobseeker’s Benefit and Allowance, Illness … Continue reading No Cuts To Primary Weekly Social Welfare Rates – Minister Burton

BURTON – “BALANCING THE BOOKS FUNDAMENTAL TO RESTORING THE FINANCIAL HEALTH OF THE STATE”

25 November 2011

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton T.D. today (Friday 25th November) said that “balancing the books is fundamental to restoring the financial health of this state, restoring our economic sovereignty and laying the foundation stones to rebuild our proud nation once again.” Addressing the Chartered Accountants Ireland Cork Society at a Business Breakfast today … Continue reading Burton – “Balancing the books fundamental to restoring the financial health of the State”