Tel 044 9385044 – Mob: 087 7941888 peter.burke@oir.ie

€7,000 for each Agricultural Show in Longford and Wesmeath

€7,000 for all Agricultural Shows in Longford Westmeath

Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring has announced financial support for shows around the country, seven of which are based in Westmeath.

The Government will give €7,000 to each of the 120 agricultural shows run by the Irish Shows Association (ISA) in the Republic of Ireland, in conjunction with the ISA.

“We have seen over the last few decades the struggle that smaller shows have had with attracting crowds and remaining financially viable. These are the shows that must be supported. Moate, Mullingar, Midland Connemara Pony Breeders Group, Athlone, Longford, Ballinalee and Granard shows will all receive this €7,000 bursary.

“Agricultural shows are a fantastic feature of rural communities and we must support them as a commitment to farming and agriculture.  This pro-rata investment is a welcome move and a good use of government resources, with show management best placed to know where resources are needed.

Burke Selected to Run for Fine Gael at Next General Election

Deputy Peter Burke has been selected to context the next General Election for Fine Gael, alongside party colleagues Senator Gabrielle McFadden and Cllr Mícheál Carrigy

LATEST NEWS : Statements, Speeches & Blogs

Over 400 pack Mullingar Park for Fine Gael Brexit Meeting

  People from all over the midlands flocked to the Mullingar Park in their droves last Thursday night to attend a public meeting on Brexit, hosted by Deputy Peter Burke and Senator Gabrielle McFadden. Over 400 people listened to remarks regarding Brexit from...

read more

MIDLANDS BREXIT MEETING THURSDAY JANUARY 19TH

A Midlands Brexit meeting is being held Thursday evening January 19th in the Mullingar Park Hotel at 8:30pm in order to assess concerns on the ground in relation to Brexit, and to outline current plans in place to tackle the risks for Ireland. The public meeting,...

read more

Burke says Kelly Bill will give big boost to Longford

Deputy Peter Burke, Fine Gael TD for Longford Westmeath has rowed in behind Alan Kelly’s Bill which he says will give a particular boost to Longford. Deputy Kelly is putting forward a Private Members Bill, INTOXICATING LIQUOR (BREWERIES AND DISTILLERIES) BILL 2016...

read more

Latest on Facebook

June 6th, Peter Burke TD speaking on rising insurance costs in the Dáil

Peter speaking on Insurance costs, June 6

Search

About Peter

PETER BURKE- A NEW TD FOR THESE NEW TIMES Peter Burke represents a new generation of public representatives eager to work for their community and their country and to restore honesty and integrity in politics. Born in Mullingar, and having lived there all his life, Peter knows the challenges and opportunities facing people in Counties Longford and Westmeath.

The TV 3 Debate