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
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.
No point jumping the gun on 2 metres if we risk another outbreak - Burke
A Fine Gael TD has warned that it’s premature to seek a reduction in social distancing to 1 metre before the health advice shows that it’s safe to do so, as it risks another widespread outbreak of Covid19.
Reckless FF’s pretend prudence barely lasted a week – Burke
Reckless Fianna Fáil couldn’t hold their pretence of prudence for more than a week, a Fine Gael TD has said.