Peter Burke 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
Remember the extra €3.5bn Fianna Fáil called for in spending last year? – Burke
Fianna Fáil are once again attempting to speak out of both sides of their mouth by attempting to play the fiscal prudence card, while at the same time calling for lavish spending increases, Fine Gael TD Peter Burke has said.
FF wants to axe plan to deliver high-speed broadband to every home, farm & business in Ireland – Burke
Fianna Fáil wants to axe the Government’s plan to provide high-speed broadband to every home, farm and business in Ireland, according to Fine Gael TD Peter Burke.
Tackling white collar crime is in Government crosshairs- Burke
White collar crime will be tackled and prosecuted in a more stringent manner by the Corporate Enforcement Authority as a stand-alone body, Fine Gael TD Peter Burke has said.