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Extension of compulsory retirement age is common sense – Burke

“The proposal to extend the compulsory retirement age for public servants is common sense.” That’s according to Peter Burke, Chartered Accountant and Fine Gael TD for Longford Westmeath, who welcomed today’s (Wednesday) news that the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure, Paschal Donohoe, has secured Cabinet approval to extend the compulsory retirement age for public servants from 65 to 70

Fianna Fáil claims on IMF repayments are beyond delusional- Burke

Claims by a Fianna Fáil TD that he was someway responsible for the economic plan to repay early, the full outstanding IMF debt, are beyond delusional, Fine Gael Deputy Peter Burke said. On RTE Radio’s Drivetime this evening, Fianna Fail’s Michael McGrath attempted to allude that he influenced today’s announcement after raising the issue previously with former Finance Minister Michael Noonan.

Burke slams “Fianna Fáil-Sinn Féin Alliance” over water charges

Deputy Peter Burke, Fine Gael TD for Longford Westmeath has this week slammed the new position taken by Fianna Fáil over excessive use of water, branding the approach as that of a new a “Fianna Fáil-Sinn Féin Alliance”. Burke said this new level of populism flies in the face of those who sacrificed so much to stabilise our economy, and will put our current and future budgets at risk.