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  1. Ireland has opportunity to build on recovery

    Mon Jan 11, 2016 - 04:04 pm - Joan Burton TD Ireland has opportunity to build on recovery - burtonSpeaking at launch of the Programme for Government reportThis is a report that looks back on the fifth and final year of this Government’s term.B...
  2. Labour will continue to stand up for women

    Wed Jan 6, 2016 - 07:00 pm - Joan Burton TD Speaking at Labour Women Nollaig na mBan EventIt’s a real privilege to be here with you this evening and I want to wish you all a very happy Nollaig na mBan.Last week, as you know, President Higgins...
  3. School rule that gives priority to religious instruction to be scrapped

    Tue Dec 8, 2015 - 09:05 pm - Jan O'Sullivan TD Speaking at the launch of the new Education Matters Yearbook.As with previous years, the scale and scope of the publication is impressive.All credit to Brian and those involved in putting the yearbook...
  4. Costello states that Labour is responsible for implementing 1916 ideals

    Thu Nov 26, 2015 - 09:00 pm - Joe Costello Speaking at the 1916 Club Debate “Who fears to speak of 1916?” My father and uncle participated in the War of Independence 1919-21.  They were both members of the Irish Republican Army.  Both s...
  5. Solidarity with the people of Paris and the people of France

    Tue Nov 17, 2015 - 03:50 pm - Joan Burton TD Last Friday on the streets of Paris we saw mass murder on a frightening scale.We saw multiple acts of cruelty intended to denigrate those killed and to challenge the way of life of the society in whic...
  6. Time for a discussion about building a new, agreed Ireland

    Tue Nov 3, 2015 - 06:07 pm - Joan Burton TD Ceann Comhairle,I welcome the opportunity to speak on the situation in Northern Ireland.First, I fully support the talks that are under way and hope they conclude successfully.I am encouraged by the u...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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,...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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...
  15. 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 ...