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Tanaiste and Labour leader Joan Burton has said she believes the Government should run its full term.“My own view is that we should use the remaining (...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton says the Government has been working through a menu of the very important proposals brought forward by the convention. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton refused to be drawn on the Government extending the vote to Irish emigrants in presidential elections.She was replying to Sinn F(...)

Tánaiste  Joan Burton and Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald argued over treatment of protesters by gardaí. Photograph: Eric Luke

Tánaiste Joan Burton told the Dáil yesterday she was satisfied Irish Water would pass the Eurostat market corporation test as an independent company (...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton: Banks should return to “normal operational capacities’’.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton has called on the banks to make competitive mortgages available to house-buyers. She said they should return to “normal operation(...)

Terry Leyden: ‘58 members of the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party lost their seats’. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Tánaiste says she hoped people would be able to speak more freely to the Oireachtas banking inquiry following the publication of the 2010 letter f(...)

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton pictured arriving at the Fr Frank Brown photography exhibition yesterday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times.

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said that a family of four adults will pay water charges below €200 per year, in a major rowback on the Government’s initial (...)

President Higgins with the newly appointed Ministers at a ceremony in Áras an Uachtaráin, after yesterday’s reshuffle. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton yesterday confirmed the Government would set up a commission on low pay.The commission was a Labour proposal discussed by Ms Bur(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said a new commission on low pay would be an independent statutory body and make annual recommendations to the Government about the appropriate minimum wage level and related matters. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton has confirmed in the Dáil that the Government will establish a commission on low pay.The commission was a Labour proposal discuss(...)

The head of the wax model of Garth Brooks as it sits on a shelf in the gift shop of the Wax Museum in Dublin. Iit is believed his body may have been lost when the museum moved from Parnell Square to College Green.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said the best way to resolve the controversy surrounding the Garth Brooks concerts is through discussion between the parties (...)

 Willie O’Dea, FF spokesman on Social Protection, with Mary White, Averil Power and Timmy Dooley outside the Dáil yesterday to support the free travel pass scheme. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton insisted in the Dáil last night that the Government had no plans to withdraw the free travel (...)