Joan Burton

GOOD WISHES THIS CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR

19 December 2018

Painting “Snow Scene” by the patients of St Francis Hospice Blanchardstown

PROGRAMME FOR GOVERNMENT REPRESENTS A BAD DEAL FOR IRELAND

12 May 2016

Labour Party Leader Joan Burton has said the Programme for Government shows this government is going to be one which lacks ambition, is unfair and afraid to tackle the big issues of our time. Deputy Burton commented: “The Programme for Government represents a bad deal for Ireland. It is incredibly irresponsible there are no costings … Continue reading PROGRAMME FOR GOVERNMENT REPRESENTS A BAD DEAL FOR IRELAND

NOW IT’S TIME TO MAKE A CHOICE FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS

24 February 2016

The choice facing the Irish people is still clear. They can vote Labour to return the current Government to continue with the job of repairing and reforming the country. Or they can vote for uncertainty and instability. I have set out our offer to the Irish people as clearly as I can. Only Labour will: … Continue reading NOW IT’S TIME TO MAKE A CHOICE FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS

ONLY LABOUR WILL PROVIDE A FAIR GOVERNMENT

24 February 2016

At its final press conference before the General Election, the Labour Party outlined its commitment to providing a fair and balanced government.   Tánaiste Joan Burton, Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin, and Minister for Communications Alex White detailed Labour’s key manifesto commitments, including their pledge to: Cut USC for low and middle income people … Continue reading ONLY LABOUR WILL PROVIDE A FAIR GOVERNMENT

SUPPORTING DUBLIN FIRE BRIGADE

24 February 2016

This morning Joan paid a visit to Blanchardstown Fire Station to show her support for the Dublin Fire Brigade Ambulance Service.

FOR THE LABOUR PARTY, EQUALITY IS THE KEYSTONE OF WHAT WE BELIEVE

22 February 2016

Tánaiste Joan Burton and Minister Kevin Humphreys this morning launched the Labour Party’s plan for equal access to education. Speaking at the launch in Shellybanks Educate Together, Dublin, Tánaiste Joan Burton commented: “For the Labour Party, equality is the keystone of what we believe. To ensure every child has equality of opportunity, to ensure every … Continue reading FOR THE LABOUR PARTY, EQUALITY IS THE KEYSTONE OF WHAT WE BELIEVE

ONLY THE LABOUR PARTY WILL DELIVER PROGRESSIVE CHANGE

22 February 2016

For the Labour Party, equality is the keystone of what we believe. Throughout this campaign, I have been making a clear point – only Labour will deliver greater equality. Achieving this must start with delivering equality of opportunity. A key question in this election is how we ensure every child has the best possible start … Continue reading ONLY THE LABOUR PARTY WILL DELIVER PROGRESSIVE CHANGE

JOAN ON TV & RADIO

20 February 2016

TV3 IRELAND A.M INTERVIEW RTE SIX ONE NEWS INTERVIEW INTERVIEW WITH URSULA HALLIGAN ON 5:30 NEWS (9 MIN 30 SECONDS)

LABOUR IS THE NATURAL HOME FOR VOTING WOMEN

19 February 2016

Speaking at the launch of ‘Standing Up for Equality ‘Labour’s plan for a modern, more equal Ireland   For the Labour Party, equality is the keystone of what we believe. Equality of opportunity. Equality of treatment before the law. Equality of rights and of duties. Equality between men and women. In recent years, we have … Continue reading LABOUR IS THE NATURAL HOME FOR VOTING WOMEN

ONLY LABOUR WILL TACKLE THE GENDER PAY GAP

19 February 2016

Joan Burton today outlined Labour’s plans to stand up for women in the workplace, at home and in the community. Launching Labour’s plan for equality today, Joan Burton said, if re-elected to Government, Labour will tackle gender pay issues by ensuring large companies and public sector employers make public the details their own internal pay … Continue reading ONLY LABOUR WILL TACKLE THE GENDER PAY GAP