News & Statements
High tax rates cause a brain drain of healthcare professionals – Burke
No stone should be left unturned when it comes to attracting and retaining healthcare professionals, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Burke’s legislation will help families of missing persons
Ahead of National Missing Persons Day tomorrow (Wednesday), Fine Gael Cork North Central Senator, Colm Burke, has outlined how his new legislation will aid the families of missing persons in overcoming the legal difficulties they currently face.
Proposed legislation will help families of missing persons – Burke
Newly proposed legislation will help families to deal with the management of a missing person’s estate. The new Bill, proposed by Fine Gael Senator and solicitor, Colm Burke, has completed Committee stage in the Oireachtas, and has now progressed to Report and Final Stages.
The economic recovery is jobs rich – Burke
Strong jobs growth, falling unemployment and an expanding workforce are clear indicators that there is strong momentum in the Irish economy, according to Fine Gael Cork Senator, Colm Burke.
Sinn Féin should take its seats in the House of Commons- Burke
Fine Gael Senator Colm Burke, has said that Sinn Féin should take its seats in the UK House of Commons in the wake of today’s decision of the UK Supreme Court, confirming the right of the British Parliament to control the Brexit process.
Senators will not be the blotting paper to dry the ink on the report of the Committee on Future of Healthcare– Burke
Fine Gael Cork North Central Senator and Seanad Spokesperson on Health, Colm Burke, has said that Senators should be made full members of the Committee on the Future of Healthcare. Currently membership of the committee is made up of TDs and Senators are not entitled to become members.
Income tax relief would help to keep Graduate Entry Medical Students here in Ireland – Burke
Fine Gael Cork North Central Senator and Seanad Spokesperson on Health, Colm Burke has made a submission to the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, seeking the introduction of income tax relief for Graduate Entry Medical Students to help retain them here in Ireland.
New deal on medicines to save taxpayers millions – Burke
Fine Gael Senator for Cork North Central and Seanad Spokesperson on Health, Colm Burke, has today (Wednesday) welcomed the new agreement reached between the Government and the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA).
63,000 people attend out-patient clinics per week – Burke
Fine Gael Cork Senator, Colm Burke, has welcomed the publication of the HSE’s Annual Report and Financial Statements for 2015, which shows that 63,000 people per week attend out-patient clinics. The report outlines how the HSE has responded to the many challenges it faces, in providing a quality health service for all, as well as providing for population growth and increased life expectancy.
We need to change our response to Advanced / Metastatic Breast Cancer – Burke
Fine Gael Senator for Cork North Central, Colm Burke, has said that we need to change how we deal with Advanced/Metastatic Breast cancer in order to assist these patients to live longer. Senator Burke was speaking following a briefing which he facilitated in Leinster House today, bringing together oncology experts, breast cancer patients and Oireachtas Members.