Labour Policy

TO SUSTAIN THE RECOVERY AND BUILD UPON IT, PEOPLE MUST VOTE LABOUR

15 February 2016

Speaking at the launch of the Labour Party 2016 manifesto ‘Standing Up for Ireland’s Future   Good morning and welcome to the launch of the Labour Party manifesto. This is the Labour Party’s offer to the people of Ireland. It’s a radical and responsible programme for continued recovery, for social progress and reform. It’s a … Continue reading TO SUSTAIN THE RECOVERY AND BUILD UPON IT, PEOPLE MUST VOTE LABOUR

PRIMARY CARE WILL BE LABOUR’S PRIORITY FOR NEXT FIVE YEARS

12 February 2016

Speaking at Launch of ‘Towards a new National Community Health Service The last five years have been challenging for the health service and the people who work in it. It has been a time of change; a time of reform and a time when resources have been stretched. The system is far from perfect. But … Continue reading PRIMARY CARE WILL BE LABOUR’S PRIORITY FOR NEXT FIVE YEARS

AFFORDABLE CHILDCARE WILL ALLOW PARENTS TO MAKE CHOICES

10 February 2016

Speaking at the launch of ‘Standing Up For Families’ – Labour’s plan for quality and affordable childcare As a woman leader, I feel passionately about children’s rights and childcare. That’s why standing up for children and families is one of my priorities. Since 2011, Labour in government has done a great deal. We put the … Continue reading AFFORDABLE CHILDCARE WILL ALLOW PARENTS TO MAKE CHOICES

JOAN WELCOMES ANNOUNCEMENT BY CORNMARKET THAT IT IS TO BECOME A LIVING WAGE EMPLOYER

9 February 2016

Tánaiste Joan Burton TD and the Minister for Business and Employment Ged Nash TD have welcomed the announcement by Cornmarket Group Financial Services that it is to become a Living Wage employer. The financial services brokerage is committing to ensuring all of its staff is paid  at the very least the  Living Wage  from the 1st of March next. A Living Wage is an hourly rate of pay … Continue reading Joan Welcomes Announcement by Cornmarket That it is to become a living wage employer

GREAT DAY FOR CASTLEKNOCK COMMUNITY COLLEGE AS JOAN OPENS NEW SPORTS HALL

29 January 2016

Tánaiste and Labour TD for Dublin West, Joan Burton, was on hand to officially open a major new extension at Castleknock Community College today. The project, costing €3.5million, saw the school receive a brand new sports hall with changing rooms, ten new classrooms and a number of additional rooms and facilities. Speaking at the school’s … Continue reading GREAT DAY FOR CASTLEKNOCK COMMUNITY COLLEGE AS JOAN OPENS NEW SPORTS HALL

VIEWS SOUGHT ON SPECIAL SELF-EMPLOYMENT ARRANGEMENTS

28 January 2016

The Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, T.D. and the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, T.D. today (Wednesday, 28 January 2016) initiated a consultation process on the use of intermediary type employment structures and self-employment arrangements, and their impact on tax and PRSI. Both Ministers emphasised that the arrangements, which are the subject … Continue reading VIEWS SOUGHT ON SPECIAL SELF-EMPLOYMENT ARRANGEMENTS

SKILLS STRATEGY AN INDICATION OF LABOUR STANDING UP FOR WORKING PEOPLE

27 January 2016

Speaking at the launch of National Skills Strategy I’m very pleased to be here in Blackrock Further Education Institute to launch the new National Skills Strategy. This Strategy has been named “Ireland’s Future” and for good reason. While we will shortly have more than 2 million people at work and unemployment has dropped to 8.8%, … Continue reading SKILLS STRATEGY AN INDICATION OF LABOUR STANDING UP FOR WORKING PEOPLE

€13M SOCIAL HOUSING FOR BLANCH IN GOVERNMENT’S 2016 PLAN

26 January 2016

A total of 44 new housing units will be made available for social tenants in Rossan Court in Blanchardstown, as part of the Government’s updated capital programme for housing for 2016. The details were contained in Minister Alan Kelly’s social housing progress report for 2015 and capital plan for 2016. The €13million investment was confirmed … Continue reading €13M SOCIAL HOUSING FOR BLANCH IN GOVERNMENT’S 2016 PLAN

CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN AT FACEBOOK CLONEE SITE

25 January 2016

BURTON LAUNCHES DUBLIN ACTION PLAN FOR JOBS News that Facebook is to shortly begin construction on its new data centre in Clonee has been welcomed by Tánaiste and Labour TD for Dublin West, Joan Burton. She was speaking as she launched the Dublin Action Plan for Jobs, the Government’s plan to create 66,000 new jobs … Continue reading CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN AT FACEBOOK CLONEE SITE

LUTTRELLSTOWN SCHOOL EXTENSION PROCEEDS TO PLANNING STAGE

22 January 2016

Tanaiste Joan Burton has welcomed the progression of a major building project at Luttrellstown Community College to the planning stage of development. The school intends to build a two-storey extension to the existing secondary school, including a new community facility, and has submitted the project to Fingal County Council for planning permission. Joan Burton said: … Continue reading LUTTRELLSTOWN SCHOOL EXTENSION PROCEEDS TO PLANNING STAGE