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Happy International Women's Day

Posted on March 08, 2010

Labour Women mark International Womens' Day - Joan Burton TD, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party and Katherine Dunne, Labour Women Chair presenting Mahin Sevidvash of UNIFEM with a cheque.
Joan Burton TD, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party and Katherine Dunne, Labour Women Chair presenting Mahin Sevidvash of UNIFEM with a cheque.

Labour Deputy Leader Joan Burton TD along with Labour Women marked International Womens' Day by donating to a UNIFEM project which builds shelters for women fleeing violence in Haiti.

Katherine Dunne, Labour Women Chair said, "Women are second-class citizens in Haiti. The minimum legal age for marriage is 15 years for women. Rape was only made a criminal offence in Haiti in 2005. Like domestic violence, women associate rape with shame. There are little protections for girls and women.

"In Haiti, women come last. After the earthquake the situation is even worse with shelters gone, family protection gone and schools gone. With this donation Labour Women want to help and also highlight the dreadful situation with violence against women in Haiti.

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Deputy Joan Burton speaking on Labour's Pre-Budget submission

Posted on December 04, 2009

In this post our Finance Spokesperson Deputy Joan Burton talks about our Pre-Budget submission which was launched today.

Between flash floods, swine flu and our ill-fated World Cup adventure there is little in the way of hope and optimism about these days. Non-stop talk about our faltering economy does nothing to lift the sense of gloom.

Even with a hairshirt budget on the horizon, however, I think there is cause for hope.

Ireland can and will get through our economic difficulties as long as we focus relentlessly on tackling the jobs crisis.

Yes, we need to deal with the Fianna Fáil budget deficit, but we need to do it fairly.

We need to protect people who depend on child benefit or the old age pension to make ends meet.

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The Road to Recovery and Sustainable Prosperity

Posted on November 10, 2009

'The Road to Recovery and Sustainable Prosperity' is the title of this weekend's Pre-Budget seminar organised by our finance spokesperson Deputy Joan Burton and held in the Westbury Hotel from 10.30am (Saturday, November 14th from 10.30am to 2.30pm).

Following on from the successful 'State of the Nation' event held last February, Joan has lined up a list of impressive and excellent speakers including Paul Sweeney, economic adviser to ICTU, Professor Karl Whelan of UCD, Dr Alan Barrett from the ESRI, Paul Rellis, Managing Director of Microsoft Ireland.

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Joan on Nama

Posted on September 08, 2009

'May you live in interesting times' - so goes the Chinese curse.

The next 100 days could be the most interesting times an independent Ireland has seen yet. The word 'historic' may well be a hackneyed cliché, but it's quite possible that the months that lie ahead will come to be viewed as such many years hence.

First up is the Lisbon Treaty - given Ireland's financial predicament, Ireland now needs Europe more than ever. A Yes vote won't guarantee recovery, but a No vote would make it that much more difficult.

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Joan takes part in live web debate

Posted on June 10, 2008

Yesterday afternoon the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party Joan Burton TD took part in a live web debate organised by RTE, Rock the Vote and Google. Held out in the Google headquarters the live debate featuring contributors from both sides of the debate including Joan on the Yes side and the event was hosted by RTE's Ryan Tubridy.

The accompanying video shows extracts from the debate featuring Joan. The full debate will be available on Rock the Vote's You Tube channel shortly.

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