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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Robust Industrial Relations Bill will ensure registered agreements and collective bargaining

    Thu Jun 11, 2015 - 03:11 pm - Sean Kenny Speaking on Industrial Relations (Amendment) Bill 2015I am very happy indeed to see the introduction to the House of this legislation. I have been quite concerned over the past couple of years at the ...
  8. Industrial Relations Bill will improve working conditions

    Thu Jun 11, 2015 - 02:01 pm - Joe Costello Speaking in the Dáil on Industrial Relations (Amendment) Bill 2015 I welcome this piece of legislation and commend Minister Nash for bringing it before the House.  Because of the importance of the ...
  9. Burton expects Labour to be returned to government

    Thu Jun 4, 2015 - 07:30 pm - Joan Burton TD You are very welcome to this, the first of several policy forums which the Labour Party will host over the next month or so.The next general election will be held in less than a year.This is a good ti...
  10. Address by An Tánaiste at the Women’s Executive Network Breakfast

    Thu May 21, 2015 - 11:04 am - Joan Burton TD Good morning.I am delighted to be in the presence of so many prominent and successful women, and I’d like to thank the Women’s Executive Network for the invitation to address you.The event organis...
  11. On Friday we can declare that Ireland is a fair, generous and inclusive nation

    Wed May 20, 2015 - 03:04 pm - Alex White, Cllr Speaking at the Labour Party’s Marriage Equality Campaign Final Press Conference By voting YES on Friday, we will be putting an end to discrimination against a group of our fellow citizens, without...
  12. A Yes vote will mark a hugely significant turning point in Ireland’s history

    Wed May 20, 2015 - 03:01 pm - Joan Burton TD Speaking at the Labour Party’s Marriage Equality Campaign Final Press ConferenceWhat a profoundly uplifting campaign this has been.And what an incredible picture it’s painting of the Ireland of to...
  13. Burton welcomes Mallinckrodt jobs announcement

    Wed May 20, 2015 - 11:04 am - Joan Burton TD I’m delighted to be here this morning for this very important and welcome announcement.We’re gathered here today in a very historic hotel which, since its establishment in 1824, has played a semin...
  14. Tanaiste welcomes royal visitors

    Tue May 19, 2015 - 01:00 pm - Joan Burton TD Speaking at National University of Ireland, Galway, on the occasion of the Visit of TRH the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of CornwallYour Royal Highnesses, Minister, Ambassadors, Uachtarán an Ollsc...
  15. Understanding roles, valuing relationships, sustaining confidence

    Thu May 14, 2015 - 10:47 am - Ann Phelan Speaking at the Wheel’s Annual ConferenceIntroductionI am genuinely delighted to be invited here today to open the Wheel’s annual conference and I thank Deirdre Garvey for giving me the opportunit...