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  1. Conference 2016 Address

    Sat Jan 30, 2016 - 09:00 pm - Joan Burton TD Colleagues, friends, This will be a year of profound journeys for Ireland. We’ll journey back in time, to 1916, to reflect on the spark that lit the flame of independence. We’ll journey to airp...
  2. Labour will stand up for working people, families and communities

    Sat Jan 30, 2016 - 11:30 am - Joan Burton TD Saturday morning address at Labour Party ConferenceColleagues and friends, It’s a great pleasure to be here in Mullingar, and I’d like to thank Willie Penrose for his warm welcome. Nobody needs ...
  3. Banking Inquiry Report demonstrates Fianna Fail’s mismanagement of the economy

    Thu Jan 28, 2016 - 03:04 pm - Joan Burton TD Speaking on the report of the Banking Inquiry I welcome the report of the Joint Committee of Inquiry into the Banking Crisis. I want to thank the chairman, Deputy Ciarán Lynch, and the members of th...
  4. Labour is standing up for education

    Wed Jan 27, 2016 - 07:30 pm - Joe Costello Speaking at the Labour Party’s public meeting in the Croke Park Hotel, Dublin 3, this evening on Standing Up for Education, Deputy Joe Costello stated: “Education is lifelong, from the cradle to t...
  5. Skills strategy an indication of Labour standing up for working people

    Wed Jan 27, 2016 - 03:38 pm - Joan Burton TD Speaking at the launch of National Skills StrategyI’m very pleased to be here in Blackrock Further Education Institute to launch the new National Skills Strategy.This Strategy has been named “Irel...
  6. Recovery Labour is driving, has brought Ireland to a better place

    Tue Jan 19, 2016 - 07:58 pm - Joan Burton TD Speaking on Motion of Confidence-  Check against deliveryA Cheann Comhairle,I’m pleased to have the opportunity to support the motion that the House has confidence in me as Tánaiste and Minister f...
  7. We are setting an ambitious target of having 2.2 million people at work by 2020

    Wed Jan 13, 2016 - 12:37 pm - Joan Burton TD Speaking at the Pathways to Work 2016-2020 LaunchI’d like to welcome you all to this launch of the Pathways to Work 2016-2020 strategy.I’d particularly like to thank Diageo for hosting this event....
  8. The launch of Family Carers Ireland will provide a national voice for carers

    Wed Jan 13, 2016 - 12:29 pm - Joan Burton TD Speaking at the launch of Family Carers IrelandI’m delighted to be here this morning to help launch Family Carers Ireland, which brings together two great organisations: the Carers Association and C...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...