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.
Fianna Fáil’s spending calls in 2018 came to €3.5bn – Burke
Fianna Fáil’s wild and rash spending calls for 2018 amounted to at least €3.5 billion in public expenditure, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Enhanced regulation of security firms is needed – Burke
Enhanced regulation is needed for security companies carrying out court orders, a Fine Gael TD has said.
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
Adams proves yet again he has no head for figures – Burke
Gerry Adams' contradictory statements on health spending prove yet again he has no head for figures, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Budget 2018 helps small businesses deal with the challenge of Brexit – Burke
The new loan scheme introduced to help our small and medium enterprises deal with Brexit is one of many important measures contained in Budget 2018, a Fine Gael TD has said.
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.
Fianna Fáil re-writing history on the economy yet again
Fianna Fáil are re-writing history by asserting that they laid the foundations for Ireland’s recovery, says Fine Gael TD for Longford Westmeath, and member of the Public Accounts Committee, Peter Burke.