Ulick Burke (politician)

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Ulick Burke
Teachta Dála
In office
May 2007 – February 2011
In office
June 1997 – May 2002
Constituency Galway East
In office
September 2002 – May 2007
In office
February 1983 – April 1987
Constituency Agricultural Panel
In office
October 1981 – April 1982
Constituency Nominated by the Taoiseach
Personal details
Born (1943-11-19) 19 November 1943 (age 74)
Loughrea, County Galway
Nationality Irish
Political party Fine Gael
Alma mater University College Galway

Ulick Burke (born 19 November 1943) is a former Irish Fine Gael politician. He served as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Galway East constituency from 1997 to 2002 and 2007 to 2011, and was also a Senator for three terms.[1]

After unsuccessfully contesting the 1981 general election in Galway East, Burke was nominated by the Taoiseach, Garret FitzGerald to the 15th Seanad. He was unsuccessful again at the February 1982 general election, and was defeated in the subsequent election to the 16th Seanad. After further Dáil defeats at a by-election in July 1982 and at the November 1982 general election, he was returned at the 1983 elections to the 17th Seanad, on the Agricultural Panel. He failed again at the 1987 general election, and lost his Seanad seat at the 1987 Seanad election.[2]

Burke did not contest the 1992 general election, and was finally elected as a TD at the 1997 general election when the Galway East constituency was increased to 4 seats. He failed to be re-elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2002 general election, but was subsequently elected to the 22nd Seanad Éireann on the Agricultural Panel. He re-gained his Dáil seat at the 2007 general election.[2]

He was the Fine Gael Deputy spokesperson on Education with special responsibility for Lifelong Learning and School Transport from 2007 to 2011.

He retired from politics at the 2011 general election.[3]


  1. ^ "Mr. Ulick Burke". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 19 February 2008.
  2. ^ a b "Ulick Burke". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 19 February 2008.
  3. ^ "FG's Burke to retire at next election". The Irish Times. 26 November 2010.
Preceded by
Seat added to constituency
Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Galway East
Succeeded by
Paddy McHugh
Preceded by
Paddy McHugh
Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Galway East
Succeeded by
Ciarán Cannon
(Fine Gael)
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