Dáil Eireann

YOUTH ASSEMBLY RECOMMENDATIONS

22 November 2019

Leinster House opened its doors last Friday to over one hundred and fifty able, articulate and remarkably energetic young people ranging in age from ten to seventeen to debate the crucial issue of climate change. Following an opening session in the Dáil chamber, the Youth Assembly delegates moved to Committee Rooms to debate a range … Continue reading Youth Assembly Recommendations

UNDOCUMENTED CHILDREN

18 November 2019

Last week in the Dáil, I questioned An Taoiseach about the estimated 3,000 undocumented children living in Ireland. I called on An Taoiseach to end the limbo these children live, and the restrictions placed on their freedom to life, and to pursue educational, social and work opportunities. You can read a recent Sunday Times article … Continue reading Undocumented Children

YOUTH ASSEMBLY ON CLIMATE CHANGE

18 November 2019

The Youth Assembly conducted itself with professionalism and seriousness in discussing a wide range of proposals and recommending ten of them to the political parties. Some of these proposals will require further research from the Labour Party, but we are glad to be able to immediately agree to several of them. Labour will support legislation … Continue reading Youth Assembly on Climate Change

“MY COMMITMENT TO THE PEOPLE OF DUBLIN WEST“

6 May 2015

–   Joan selected for Labour Party for Dublin West in the 2016 General Election

MARRIAGE EQUALITY REFERENDUM PUBLIC FORUM

17 April 2015

JOAN BURTON TD TANAISTE AND LEADER OF THE LABOUR PARTY Will host a Public Forum on the MARRIAGE EQUALITY REFERENDUM The Carpenter Carpenterstown Road Thursday 28th April at 8:00 pm With Speakers Senator Katherine Zappone, John Lyons TD. There will be a Referendum on Friday May 22nd to allow an extra sentence to be added … Continue reading MARRIAGE EQUALITY REFERENDUM PUBLIC FORUM

2016: A TIME TO REFLECT, DEBATE AND CELEBRATE

31 March 2015

At the launch of ‘Ireland 2016’ at Collin’s Barracks Ladies and gentlemen, friends. Firstly, let me join with others in welcoming you here this evening. Tonight we are announcing our plans to mark the centenary of one of the most important single events in Irish history – the Easter Rising of 1916. The plans are ambitious and … Continue reading 2016: A TIME TO REFLECT, DEBATE AND CELEBRATE

BURTON WELCOMES ESTABLISHMENT OF MOTHER AND BABY HOMES INVESTIGATION

29 January 2015

  On Motion re Draft Order for the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes   Today is another step in a process of blowing away the locked doors to the Hidden Ireland. The locked doors behind which lay decades of neglect, abuse, and lives devastated if not destroyed. Women subjugated and shamed for … Continue reading BURTON WELCOMES ESTABLISHMENT OF MOTHER AND BABY HOMES INVESTIGATION

VISIT TO BLANCHARDSTOWN YOUTH SERVICE

13 January 2015

  I visited Blanchardstown Youth Service (BYS) today (Monday 12th January) with Cllr Mary McCamley, where we met Acting Managers, Gavin Byrne and Niamh Quinn, John Cahill, Asst CEO, Foroige and Kim Sullivan who runs the Early School Leavers programme. The BYS helps young people deal with a range of issues in a safe friendly environment. … Continue reading Visit to Blanchardstown Youth Service

BUDGET 2015 SPEECH BY THE TáNAISTE & MINISTER FOR SOCIAL PROTECTION,

15 October 2014

  Dáil Eireann Wednesday, 15th October 2014     This Budget marks a decisive shift. The economy is growing. Unemployment is falling. Confidence is returning. The first phase of the recovery is complete and we are now starting the second: restoring living standards for families, older people, and low and middle-income workers. This Budget will … Continue reading Budget 2015 Speech By The Tánaiste & Minister for Social Protection,

BUILDING THE SOCIAL RECOVERY

11 July 2014

Statement by the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton T.D. On the nomination of the new Government Building the social recovery Many individuals, families and communities have experienced the worst of times since the economic crisis first struck. But I am optimistic that the best of times are still ahead of us, because … Continue reading Building The Social Recovery