Joan Burton: ‘We have had a managed process of recovery in this economy’. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said there is relief that what is happening in Greece had not happened to Irish people. “We have had a managed process of rec(...)

Joan Burton: “It has no impact or inference for employment in Aer Lingus in Ireland.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton insisted jobs would be protected in the sale of the Government’s stake in Aer Lingus. She said the airline had been involve(...)

Remarks by Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton (right), aimed at Sinn Féin TDs and other members of the Opposition refusing to pay water charges, were made during heated Dáil exchanges on Thursday with Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald (left). Photographs: The Irish Times 3:39

Tánaiste Joan Burton has sharply criticised TDs who say they will not pay water charges.“Our salaries and conditions are pretty good and, yet, there a(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton: “We do not need, and cannot afford, the instability and mismanagement that would be inevitable if the parties opposite had any influence in government.”  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton has warned Ireland’s economic recovery is not secure. “We could be blown off course by international events beyond our control,’’(...)

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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 (...)