Joan in the Media

TAXATION DEBATE

21 January 2020

I appeared on ‘The Last Word with Matt Cooper’ for an Election debate on “Will We See Any Reduction in Our Taxes“. You can listen back to this debate here and below. Labour On Taxation… Now is not the time to cut taxes, with nearly 4,000 children in homelessness and hundreds of thousands waiting for … Continue reading Taxation Debate

THOUSANDS OF OVER 70’S BATTLING TO PAY MORTGAGE

26 November 2019

Thousands of old age pensioners are living in fear of vulture funds repossessing their homes; figures supplied to me by the Central Bank and the Minister for Finance suggest. Journalist John Drennan covered the story in the Irish Daily Mail and this can be read below. Thousands of Over 70’s Battling to Pay Mortgage Thousands … Continue reading Thousands of Over 70’s Battling to Pay Mortgage

“THE MEANING OF LIFE” – GAY BYRNE INTERVIEWS JOAN BURTON

8 November 2019

“The Meaning of Life” – Gay Byrne Interviews Joan Burton, September 2015 Several years ago, I was interviewed by Gay Byrne for “The Meaning of Life”. A programme in which Gay Byrne interviewed people from different walks of life about spirituality, God, and how they tried to live a good life. In the aftermath of … Continue reading “The Meaning of Life” – Gay Byrne Interviews Joan Burton

GOVERNMENT SHOULD START ‘GREEN DUBLIN’ CAMPAIGN TO IMPROVE AIR QUALITY

31 October 2019

Speaking recently to The Irish Sun, I called on the Government to start a ‘Green Dublin’ campaign to improve air quality in our nation’s capital. You can read more here or below. You can also watch my speech in the Dáil on air quality here. Government urged to start ‘Green Dublin’ campaign to improve air … Continue reading Government Should Start ‘Green Dublin’ Campaign to Improve Air Quality

OPERATION TRANSFORMATION AT PORTERSTOWN PARK

9 January 2016

OLIVIA O’LEARY SPEAKS ABOUT JOAN

11 November 2015

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JOAN IN THE MEDIA ON BUDGET 2016

14 October 2015

Joan appeared on RTE Six One on Budget night to talk about the Budget’s benefits for working people, retired people and the vulnerable. Watch it back here: http://www.rte.ie/news/player/2015/1013/20862786-interview-with-tanaiste-joan-burton/ She also appeared on RTE Morning Ireland on Wednesday morning on the Budget: http://www.rte.ie/radio1/morning-ireland/programmes/2015/1014/734693-morning-ireland-wednesday-14-october-2015/?clipid=1998871    Some highlights from Joan’s Six One interview: On fair taxes: “The fact … Continue reading JOAN IN THE MEDIA ON BUDGET 2016

DUBLIN WEST JOBSEEKERS TO BENEFIT FROM NEW YOUTH GUARANTEE INITIATIVES

11 November 2014

The Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton T.D., today (11th November 2014) announced a range of initiatives to deliver on commitments in the Youth Guarantee (YG) and made a call to the heads of some of the top companies in Ireland to work with the government to tackle the problem of youth unemployment. … Continue reading DUBLIN WEST JOBSEEKERS TO BENEFIT FROM NEW YOUTH GUARANTEE INITIATIVES

JOAN BURTON OFFICIALLY OPENS IBM EUROPEAN DIGITAL SALES CENTRE

12 September 2014

  IBM Digital Sales Centre at IBM’s Technology Campus, Damastown Dublin 15.   I am delighted to be here to help IBM officially open its new digital sales centre here in Damastown, which will be the start of an exciting new chapter for the company and its Irish operations. IBM has a long tradition in … Continue reading Joan Burton Officially Opens IBM European Digital Sales Centre

SPEECH BY TáNAISTE AT THE UCD SOCIAL PROTECTION POLICY WORKSHOP

9 September 2014

Challenges and opportunities for social protection policy in post-recession Ireland UCD Geary Institute Thank you for the invitation to speak to you here today on the theme of the day’s proceedings: Unemployment protection and activation. This event comes at an opportune time as signs of economic recovery become tangible. The most recent Live Register figures … Continue reading Speech by Tánaiste at the UCD Social Protection Policy Workshop