Seamus Burke’s Priorities:


A Galway native has lived in Mullingar for many years. Originally from a farming background, Seamus is a teacher by profession teaching metalwork, engineering and technical graphics in Maynooth Post Primary School. As a secondary school teacher Seamus has a keen insight into the strengths and weaknesses of our education sector and the challenges faced by students and their families in pursuing higher education options. While Seamus is from a non-political background, he has extensive trade union experience and has been a member of the TUI (Teachers Union of Ireland) for many years and being elected by his colleagues to serve on his union’s National Executive from 20142016. Representing his colleagues at national level in the TUI encouraged Seamus to become involved in local politics.