Peter Burke was appointed Minister of State with responsibility for Local Government and Planning on July 2nd, 2020. Peter is a TD representing Longford-Westmeath. He first joined Fine Gael and was elected to Westmeath County Council and Mullingar Town Council in June 2009. He was elected to the 32nd Dáil in February 2016.
Peter represents a new generation of public representatives eager to work for their community and country and to ensure honesty and integrity in politics.
Born in Mullingar, and having lived there all his life, Peter knows the challenges and opportunities facing people in Westmeath.
Educated at St Mary’s CBS primary and secondary school in Mullingar, Peter graduated with a degree in Commerce from NUI Galway in 2004.
Subsequently, he joined Stephens Cooke & Co Chartered Accountants & Registered Auditors in Mullingar and qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He is 10 years in practice.
These roles have provided him with a knowledge and understanding of issues affecting families and communities He is a hardworking and dedicated public representative.
According to Peter, “I am proud to represent a party which encourages change, equality and empowerment of those who genuinely want to make a difference within their local communities.”
News & Statements
Hypocritical Sinn Féin’s volte-face on international borrowing – Burke
Sinn Féin’s hypocrisy is evident again as the party tries to distance itself from their numerous calls for the country to default on its debt over the last decade, a Fine Gael Minister has said.
Sinn Féin alternative budget proves they are still the high tax anti-business party – Burke
The Sinn Féin alternative budget shows they are still the high tax anti-business party, a Fine Gael Minister of State has said.
New Government must have laser focus on economic revival – Burke
If a new Government is formed, it is absolutely critical that its focus is exclusively on economic recovery and renewal from day one with no distractions, a Fine Gael TD has said.