Colm Burke

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The Large Hadron Collider which is located at the  European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland.

Ireland is losing out on major research contracts by not being a member of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Fine Gael (...)

Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan said  mediation as an alternative to the court proceedings will be a voluntary process. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has stressed that mediation as an alternative to the court proceedings will be a voluntary process. Mr Flanagan(...)

Senator Colm Burke said Ireland was one of the top three countries in the OECD for spending on health, yet had only 2.8 hospital beds per 1,000 people.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The number of jobs at the most senior management level in the HSE has risen at more than 20 times the rate of some front-line positions, it has emerge(...)

Cork city fire brigade fighting the blaze at the former Our Lady’s Hospital at the Lee Road, Cork city.Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Minister for Health Simon Harris has been urged to ask the HSE to offer a former psychiatric hospital damaged in a suspected arson attack in Cork to o(...)

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney launching his campaign for the Fine Gael leadership with supporters including Minister for Health Simon Harris. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney has insisted he will run a positive campaign to become Fine Gael leader but declined to state how much he will spen(...)

Simon Harris: he told the Seanad that behind every trolley number there was a patient in need of effective, timely and compassionate care

Minister for Health Simon Harris has called for a greater effort to assist hospital patients on trolleys. He told the Seanad that behind every trolle(...)

Fine Gael Senator Colm Burke: A number of operators had said to him when a price was fixed, at different levels, they had no right of appeal. Photograph: Tony O’Connell Photography

Private nursing home operators are complaining they cannot appeal fixed prices for residents, Fine Gael Senator Colm Burke has said. He told the Sean(...)

Colm Burke: “There is a 10-year strategy committee and I am seeking to have Senators appointed to that committee. I now understand that Sinn Féin is opposing that.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fine Gael Senator Colm Burke has claimed Sinn Féin is opposed to Senators joining the special health committee on the future of healthcare. Mr Burke (...)

Dr James Reilly: he had assumed that, having lost his Dáil seat, he would no longer be deputy leader.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The chain of events that culminated with the surprise reappointment of Dr James Reilly as deputy leader of Fine Gael began with a phone call to inform(...)

Frances Black, running as an Independent, but supported by Sinn Féin, has been  elected to the Industrial and Commercial panel of the Seanad on the 27th count. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Singer Frances Black has been elected to the Seanad. Ms Black, running as an Independent, but supported by Sinn Féin, was elected to the Industrial (...)

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