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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.
Burke slams “Fianna Fáil-Sinn Féin Alliance” over water charges
Deputy Peter Burke, Fine Gael TD for Longford Westmeath has this week slammed the new position taken by Fianna Fáil over excessive use of water, branding the approach as that of a new a “Fianna Fáil-Sinn Féin Alliance”. Burke said this new level of populism flies in the face of those who sacrificed so much to stabilise our economy, and will put our current and future budgets at risk.
New jobs at Kiernan Structural Steel further good news on the jobs front for Longford – Burke
Fine Gael TD for Longford Westmeath, Peter Burke, says the 50 new jobs announced at Kiernan Structural Steel are further good news on the jobs front for Longford.