Paddy Burke is a Senator in the 25th Seanad and Fine Gael Spokesperson on Public Expenditure and Reform. He was formerly the Cathaoirleach of the 24th Seanad. He was elected to Seanad Éireann on the Agricultural Panel.

Paddy Burke has been a Senator since 1993.

He has served as Seanad Spokesperson on Defence and Emigrant Affairs and Leas Cathaoirleach of the Seanad.

Paddy served as a member of Mayo County Council between 1979-2003.