The Start Of Labours's National Election Campaign
Joan Burton (born 1 February 1949) is an Irish Labour Party politician. She is currently a TD for the Dublin West constituency and is the Labour Party Spokesperson for Finance and party Deputy Leader.
Burton is a native of the Stoneybatter area of Dublin. She was educated at St Joseph Sisters of Charity Secondary School, Stanhope Street and University College Dublin (UCD) where she graduated with a degree in Commerce. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. She has worked as a lecturer in Accountancy in the Dublin Institute of Technology and the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.