Equality

GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS LEGISLATION TO ALLOW MEMBERS OF NON-RELIGIOUS BODIES TO PERFORM CIVIL MARRIAGES

2 May 2012

Following the introduction of a Private Members Bill by Senator Ivana Bacik last year, the Government today (Tuesday, 1st May 2012) agreed to support legislation to allow members of non-religious groups to perform civil marriages. Commenting on this development, Minister Burton said: “I would like to commend Senator Bacik on her initiative in bringing this … Continue reading Government Supports Legislation To Allow Members of Non-Religious Bodies to Perform Civil Marriages

MINISTER BURTON PRESENTS AWARDS TO PARTICIPANTS AT THE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT PROJECT.

9 March 2012

Joan Burton, Minister for Social Protection, today (Friday 9th April 2011) visited the MS Care Centre in Rathgar and presented FETAC certificates to participants on the Multiple Sclerosis Community Employment Programme. Congratulating the participants at the MS Care Centre, Minister Burton said: “Well done to you for your hard work and determination in achieving your … Continue reading Minister Burton Presents Awards to Participants at the Multiple Sclerosis Community Employment Project.

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMANS DAY FROM MINISTER JOAN BURTON

8 March 2012

Today marks a day where the achievements of women across the globe are celebrated. While inequalities still persist, many positive developments are happening. The Labour Party is proud to play its part in making these changes happen. As a long-time champion of women’s rights and advocate for increased female political representation, the Tánaiste put our … Continue reading Happy International Womans Day from Minister Joan Burton

PROGRESSION SUPPORT INITIATIVES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

13 February 2012

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, TD, today, 13th February 2012, announced a number of initiatives to enhance the range of supports available for people with disabilities who are looking to take up employment or development opportunities.  The initiatives include the launch of the Partial Capacity Benefit Scheme and the launch of a new … Continue reading Progression Support Initiatives For People With Disabilities

MINISTER BURTON LAUNCHES PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON THE REVIEW OF THE NATIONAL POVERTY TARGET

6 September 2011

The Minister for Social Protection today launched a public consultation process to be undertaken by her Department as part of the review of the national poverty target. The purpose of the review is to enable the Government to adopt appropriate and achievable national poverty targets to meet Ireland’s contribution to Europe 2020 and the commitments … Continue reading Minister Burton launches public consultation on the Review of the National Poverty Target

DUBLIN 15 TRAVELLERS DEVELOPMENT GROUP ANNUAL REPORT FOR 2010

20 June 2011

Minister Joan Burton TD attended the launch of the Dublin 15 Travellers Development Group Annual Report at The Blanchardstown Library on Monday June  20th. The report included a wide ranging number of topics such as Health, Inclusion, Education Training and Employment,  Accommodation,  Arts and Culture. One of the highlights of the The Dublin 15 Travellers Development Group … Continue reading Dublin 15 Travellers Development Group Annual Report for 2010

MINISTER BURTON SUPPORTS NATIONAL JOB SHADOW DAY

21 April 2011

Austin Lynch experienced something of what it is to be a Minister when he shadowed Joan Burton, Minister for Social Protection as part of National Job Shadow Day. Speaking today Minister Burton said: “I am delighted to be participating in National Job Shadow Day. Today, hundreds of people with disabilities throughout Ireland will have the … Continue reading Minister Burton supports National Job Shadow Day

MINISTER BURTON LAUNCHES NATIONAL ADVOCACY SERVICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

30 March 2011

“Equality is at the heart of what it means to be a citizen in our democracy. This Government believes that everyone has the right to be free from discrimination and that we all benefit from living in a more equal society”, said the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton TD, today (30th March 2011) as … Continue reading Minister Burton launches National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities