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# Joan Burton

All time
# gone
Former tánaiste Joan Burton has lost her seat in Dublin West
Burton lost out on the fifth count.
Voices
The five most memorable moments from the disastrous campaign to introduce household water charges
A new book by journalist Michael Brennan delves into the water charges debacle. Here are some of the moments that still stick out.
# Northern Ireland
A citizens' assembly to break deadlock in North would have 'merit', says Taoiseach
Neither Sinn Féin or the DUP have warmly welcomed calls for a citizens’ assembly.
# Cash Back
Over €4.3 billion is owed to the State in tax and €969 million is 'available immediately'
Joan Burton has called for the monies to be collected immediately.
# Wage cap
Donohoe says bankers' pay cap of €500k is 'worth reviewing' as State-owned banks can't keep staff
The finance minister said State-owned banks are finding it difficult to retain staff due to wage competition.
# Burglary
Homeless grandmother jailed for nine months over burglary at home of Joan Burton
The incident happened when the Labour TD had gone out to give a talk at a community crime prevention meeting.
# Courts
Homeless woman with 63 prior convictions admits carrying out burglary at Joan Burton's home
The incident happened when the Labour TD had gone out to give a talk at a community crime prevention meeting on Monday evening.
# Courts
Woman (44) charged over the burglary of Joan Burton's home
The woman is of no fixed address and was charged today.
# It's 2018 Lads
It's 2018 and the Irish media is still talking about the 'sex appeal' of female politicians
A headline in the Irish Examiner read ‘There’s no denying Mary Lou’s sex appeal’.
# Tallaght
Review of Jobstown protest finds gardaí should have anticipated 'serious outburst of public disorder'
The review pointed out that there was a considerable number of public order incidents in the area in the run up to the 2014 protest.
# communications unit
Varadkar says describing civil servants as being akin to Nazis is 'wholly inappropriate'
The Taoiseach says he is not “thin-skinned” but believes criticism of Ireland 2040 adverts is unfair.
# Mrs Brown's Boys
'Sharp as a razor', 'no shrinking violet' and Labour's first female TD: Meet the real Mrs Brown
A documentary describing the life of Maureen O’Carroll, mother of Brendan, airs this morning.
# marriage bar
'I never cost the State a penny, but now they're taking part of my pension'
Tens of thousands of people are losing out on receiving a full State pension due to rules that were introduced in 2012.
# Not Guilty
'I was hospitalised twice': Jobstown teen describes stress of being convicted over protest
Jason Lester said the experience hasn’t put him off protesting – and he’s not ruling out a career in politics.
# Not Guilty
Jobstown teen cleared of false imprisonment of Joan Burton on appeal
Jason Lester, now aged 18, had been convicted of false imprisonment of the former Labour leader and one of her assistants in the Children’s Court.
# bittersweet symphony
RTÉ accused of 'systematically downgrading' its orchestras
A combative Joan Burton was very critical of the government on the matter in the Dáil yesterday.
# jobstown
Paul Murphy complaint about Irish Times article not upheld by Press Ombudsman
Murphy appealed to the Press Council of Ireland but it found there was insufficient evidence to support the appeal.
# Castleknock
Plans for apartment blocks objected to by Leo Varadkar and Joan Burton get the go-ahead
An Bord Pleanála has backed an earlier decision by Fingal County Council.
# Babies
'Shocked and disappointed': Pressure mounts to restore funding for breastfeeding support initiative
The HSE said it plans to provide funding for a new, revised model.
# Spin machine
Varadkar surprised that the opposition are 'more obsessed about his PR than he is'
The Strategic Communications Unit is to hire an additional three staff members.
# Water protests
Joan Burton breaks silence after trial: 'I have friends who live in Jobstown'
“I found the atmosphere in the courts intimidating,” the former Tánaiste said during a lengthy interview today.
# Privilege
Paul Murphy's comments about gardaí to be referred to Oireachtas committee
The Solidarity TD has accused gardaí of lying under oath during the recent Jobstown trial.
AS IT HAPPENED
McDonald tells Taoiseach that people in the real world have no interest in his choice of socks
Taoiseach faces questions over the new bin charges regime.
Voices
'Jobstown wasn't a peaceful, legitimate protest. Intimidating two women is not peaceful'
The ‘hard Left’ make unrealistic promises that can never be kept, writes Larry Donnelly.
# right to protest
'People have risen and won't be put back in their box': Jobstown supporters hail a political victory
Dozens of supporters celebrated with Paul Murphy and others, assured that their right to protest has been protected.
# closing statements
A 'peaceful protester' could be facing a life sentence if found guilty, Jobstown trial hears
Closing statements were made by counsel for some of the accused in the Jobstown trial today.
# Paul Murphy
Barrister tells Jobstown jury their political views "have to be left outside the jury room"
Closing speeches were given today.
# Central Criminal Court
Charges dropped against one of the seven Jobstown defendants
Applause broke out in court after the charges against 50-year-old Ken Purcell were officially dropped.
# jobstown trial
'That wouldn't be long for me': 71-year-old's reaction when told he could face life in prison
The men are all charged with false imprisonment of then Tánaiste Joan Burton and her adviser Karen O’Connell.
# jobstown
Garda witness called 'woman beater' and 'uniformed scumbag' during protest, court told
It’s day 22 of the trial.
# Michael Murphy
'Take sanctuary in the church': Jobstown defendant was making a 'suggestion' to gardaí, trial told
A garda told the court she overheard Councillor Michael Murphy saying, “Will we give her sanctuary in the church or will we keep her in the church?”
# jobstown
Superintendent denies being 'part of conspiracy to pervert course of justice', trial hears
Solidarity TD Paul Murphy and six other men are charged with falsely imprisoning Joan Burton and her advisor.
# jobstown
Garda thought she was going to be 'crushed' at water charges protest, court hears
Marion Power said there was “constant abuse and horrendous language the whole time”.
# jobstown
Gardaí ordered to leave water charges protest because some were armed, trial told
“You were being pushed around. You couldn’t stand still. I was being punched continually.”
# jobstown
Paul Murphy's lawyer accuses garda of lying 'in a disreputable fashion'
Garda Gavin Cooke has denied the claim.
# false imprisonment
Jury told Jobstown protesters shouted at Paul Murphy to 'mind his own business'
Garda Inspector Derek Maguire was giving evidence in the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court today.
# Courts
'You're not welcome in Jobstown': Inspector tells court he feared for Joan Burton's safety
A garda inspector told the trial today that he was concerned for Joan Burton’s safety.
# jobstown trial
Children's Minister says she believed Joan Burton was in 'great danger' during protest, court hears
Minister Katherine Zappone said she called 999 as she ‘didn’t see too many gardai’.
# Courts
'Will we let her go or hold onto her for the night?': Jobstown trial hears evidence from gardaí
“The protesters called us rats,” one garda told the trial today.
# jobstown
Former Burton adviser tells Jobstown trial she referred to 'f**king dregs' due to stressful situation
Karen O’Connell told the court she was not proud of using ‘bad language’ and said she was very upset at the time.