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  1. We want to increase the number of women and girls participating in sport

    Wed Oct 28, 2015 - 11:03 am - Joan Burton TD Remarks at the “Women and Girls in Sport in Ireland” conferenceI’d like to welcome everybody here this morning and say how pleased I am to see this timely and important conference taking place o...
  2. Tougher burglary law designed to deal with persistent and repeat burglars

    Thu Oct 22, 2015 - 04:57 pm - Sean Kenny Speaking on Criminal Justice (Burglary of Dwellings) Bill 2015I welcome this new Bill which will toughen the criminal law in relation to burglars. Burglary is a crime which has always caused a particu...
  3. Good budget and economic recovery due to Labour’s role in government

    Fri Oct 16, 2015 - 08:00 pm - Eamon Gilmore Speaking at Labour Party Selection Convention in Wexford“I congratulate Brendan Howlin, on his selection as Labour’s candidate again in Wexford for the General Election.“I congratulate him also,...
  4. Budget will help employers expand and succeed

    Thu Oct 15, 2015 - 08:56 pm - Joan Burton TD Speaking at the Mullingar Chamber of Commerce DinnerI’m delighted to be here this evening and I’d like to thank your president, Brigid Manley, and the Chamber for the invitation.Two days after the...
  5. Budget 2016 will help deliver an Ireland better for all

    Wed Oct 14, 2015 - 12:44 pm - Joan Burton TD Speaking in the Dáil on the BudgetThis is a carefully designed, responsible, interlocking Budget, where different pieces come together to form the overall picture.A picture of a country moving firmly...
  6. Need to investigate the sudden increase in insurance costs for CE schemes

    Tue Oct 6, 2015 - 05:34 pm - Joe Costello Speaking in the Dáil on CE Scheme Insurance Costs Topical IssueI welcome this opportunity to discuss the increased insurance costs being faced by CE schemes.  These alarming costs have a serious imp...
  7. Labour is delivering stability, recovery and renewal

    Fri Oct 2, 2015 - 08:01 pm - Joan Burton TD Speaking at the Labour Party Selection Convention TipperaryI’m delighted to be with you tonight and I’d like to thank you for the warm welcome.As we gather here, Ireland faces great potential.Our ...
  8. IBM expansion is another vote of confidence in Ireland

    Tue Sep 29, 2015 - 05:25 pm - Joan Burton TD Remarks by the Tanaiste and Labour Party leader Joan Burton T.D. at the announcement of IBM expansion in IrelandI’m delighted to be here for the latest successful chapter of IBM’s story in Ireland...
  9. Remarks at the launch of National Heritage Week

    Tue Jul 28, 2015 - 06:00 pm - Ann Phelan Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted to be here this evening in this historic location to launch the Heritage Council’s publication of the National Heritage Week programme for 2015 which runs from ...
  10. Minimum wage increase is part of a wage-led recovery

    Tue Jul 21, 2015 - 03:53 pm - Joan Burton TD This is an important report and an important day in a wider battle.The battle to ensure all workers share in the recovery this Government is building.When I became Labour Party Leader and Tanaiste, I ...
  11. Labour is the party of opportunity, Burton tells MacGill

    Mon Jul 20, 2015 - 08:30 pm - Joan Burton TD Speaking at the MacGill Summer School, Glenties, Co DonegalI’ll start tonight with a confession.When I was a commerce student in UCD, I would sometimes skip dreary business classes to sit in the Eng...
  12. Economic recovery by itself is not enough – we need a social recovery too

    Fri Jul 3, 2015 - 11:47 am - Joan Burton TD Opening Remarks at the Pre Budget 2016 Forum Dublin CastleGood morning everyone and welcome to this year’s Pre-Budget Forum. I wish to thank you all for attending and for the comprehensive written ...
  13. Investment in education and childcare will remain a priority for Labour

    Thu Jul 2, 2015 - 07:00 pm - Joan Burton TD Speaking at the Labour Party Policy Forum, LimerickIt is my pleasure to welcome you here this evening.This is the fifth and, for the moment at least, the last, in a series of Policy Forums, which I ha...
  14. Remarks at the launch of Food Wise 2025

    Thu Jul 2, 2015 - 10:43 am - Ann Phelan I would like to join Minister Coveney in congratulating the 2025 Committee, Chairman John Moloney and the secretariat on a job well done.  I know from my own experience that it is no easy task to br...
  15. Big issues can’t be solved by small politics

    Fri Jun 19, 2015 - 10:39 am - Joan Burton TD Speaking at the Tasc Conference 2015I want to thank Professor Atkinson for his address this morning.The theme of this year’s conference – “Economic Inequality - What Can be Done?” - is both ti...