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Biography - Minister of State Peter Burke

Minister of State Peter Burke

Peter Burke was appointed Minister of State for Planning and Local Government in July 2020.  He hails from Mullingar and was elected to the Dáil in 2016, having being involved in electoral politics since 2009 when he was first elected to Westmeath County Council.   

He is a Chartered Accountant by profession with ten years private sector experience.  Before being appointed to the Department of Housing, Peter sat on the Oireachtas Finance and Public Accounts Committees and has been a frequent media commentator on tax and financial issues.  He went to school in CBS Mullingar before attending NUIG to study Commerce.

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