Dáil Eireann

GOVERNMENT DECISION ON EXITING THE EU/IMF PROGRAMME

20 November 2013

Statement by the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton T.D. 20 November 2013 Ceann Comhairle, When the EU-IMF arrived on these shores in November 2010, I said Fianna Fail had plunged Ireland and its people into a financial abyss. In the immediate aftermath, many people wondered if the country could ever recover to climb out … Continue reading Government Decision On Exiting The EU/IMF Programme

SOCIAL WELFARE AND PENSIONS BILL 2013

5 November 2013

SECOND STAGE SPEECH SEANAD ÉIREANN BY THE MINISTER FOR SOCIAL PROTECTION JOAN BURTON T.D. 5th November 2013   In recent days, we have seen another welcome indicator that Ireland’s economic recovery is continuing. The Live Register has fallen below 400,000 for the first time in over four years. This is no cause for celebration – … Continue reading SOCIAL WELFARE AND PENSIONS BILL 2013

SOCIAL WELFARE AND PENSIONS BILL 2013 SECOND STAGE

24 October 2013

DAIL ÉIREANN MINISTER FOR SOCIAL PROTECTION JOAN BURTON T.D. 24TH October 2013 I move that the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2013 be read a second time. Ireland is thankfully emerging from the catastrophic fiscal crisis that we inherited upon taking office in 2011. We are about to exit the bailout programme and stand on … Continue reading SOCIAL WELFARE AND PENSIONS BILL 2013 SECOND STAGE

JOAN BURTON PUBLISHES SOCIAL WELFARE AND PENSIONS BILL 2013

23 October 2013

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton TD, today (23rd October 2013) published the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2013 to give effect to a number of social welfare measures announced in Budget 2014. The Bill is available to view on www.oireachtas.ie.  The main provisions contained in the Bill are: Change in liability for PRSI … Continue reading Joan Burton Publishes Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2013

MINISTER BURTON WELCOMES SOVEREIGN ANNUITY PURCHASES

22 October 2013

State-backed Annuities Save Pension Schemes €70 million to date   The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton T.D., has today (22 October 2013) welcomed new data which shows pension schemes have spent €400 million on sovereign annuities so far this year with total sales of amortising bonds by the National Treasury Management Agency amounting to … Continue reading Minister Burton Welcomes Sovereign Annuity Purchases

STATEMENT BY MINISTER FOR SOCIAL PROTECTION JOAN BURTON T.D.

15 October 2013

Budget 2014   Ceann Comhairle, There are very significant signs that Ireland is emerging from the very damaging fiscal crisis that we inherited when we came into office in 2011.  Thankfully we are about to exit the bailout programme and will soon regain entry to the club of nations that can control their own fiscal … Continue reading Statement by Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton T.D.

PROTECTION OF LIFE DURING PREGNANCY BILL 2013 – SECOND STAGE

2 July 2013

SPEECH BY MINISTER JOAN BURTON July 1, 2013   Ceann Comhairle, I welcome this opportunity to speak on this significant and hugely sensitive legislation. I think it’s important to stress at the outset that the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill is a very narrowly confined piece of legislation. I think it’s also important to … Continue reading Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 – Second Stage

SOCIAL WELFARE AND PENSIONS (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) BILL 2013

30 May 2013

 SECOND STAGE SPEECH             DAIL EIREANN MINISTER FOR SOCIAL PROTECTION JOAN BURTON 30th May 3013   I move that the Social Welfare and Pensions Miscellaneous Provisions Bill 2013 be read a second time. As Minister for Social Protection in arguably the most challenging economic period this country has ever faced, I have operated on simple and enduring … Continue reading SOCIAL WELFARE AND PENSIONS (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) BILL 2013

MINISTER BURTON WELCOMES LANDMARK PROMISSORY NOTE DEAL

26 February 2013

Minister for Social Protection (Deputy Joan Burton): I welcome this motion and the landmark deal that the Government has secured to ease the debt burden we inherited from Fianna Fáil. In March 2010, when the chaotic Fianna Fáil-led Government cooked up the promissory note to recapitalise Anglo and Irish Nationwide, I warned of the consequences. … Continue reading Minister Burton Welcomes Landmark Promissory Note Deal

LEGISLATION FOR CIVIL MARRIAGES IS PASSED BY HOUSES OF THE OIREACHTAS

20 December 2012

Legislation to allow members of secular bodies to perform legal civil marriages is passed by both Houses of the Oireachtas The Minister for Joan Burton, T.D. today (Thursday, 20th December 2012) announced that the Civil Registration (Amendment) Bill 2012 has now passed all stages by both Houses of the Oireachtas. The Bill which will allow … Continue reading Legislation For Civil Marriages Is Passed by Houses of the Oireachtas