Jerry Buttimer TD

Jerry Buttimer was elected to Dáil Éireann in February, 2011 representing the constituency of Cork South Central. Deputy Buttimer was appointed as Chairperson of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and Children in July 2011.  Prior to his election to Dáil Éireann, Deputy Buttimer served as a Senator, having been elected in July 2007, and was a member of Cork City Council from 2004 to 2007.

Under Deputy Buttimer’s stewardship the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and Children held a series of meetings examining the misuse of alcohol and other drugs. This process culminated in the publication of a report which detailed a series of recommendations for tackling these complex issues. Deputy Buttimer has also led the Committee’s consultation process on the Children First Bill which puts in place a statutory framework to protect children and combat child abuse and neglect.

Outside of representative politics Deputy Buttimer is actively involved in his local community and the GAA. Deputy Buttimer served on the GAA National Marketing Committee, as well as holding the position of Chairman of his local Bishopstown GAA Club.
 


Hello Mary Lou, Goodbye Dáil - Buttimer

Fine Gael TD for Cork South Central, Jerry Buttimer, has said that today’s behaviour by Mary Lou McDonald in Dáil Éireann is a stunt which is directly designed to deflect attention away from the Party’s treatment of abuse victims. Deputy McDonald’s actions have resulted in the Dáil being suspended for the day.

Children’s hospital will be staffed and equipped despite FF scare tactics - Buttimer

Fine Gael TD for Cork South Central, Jerry Buttimer, has said today (Tuesday) that funds will be available to equip and staff the new National Children’s Hospital, and Fianna Fáil’s attempts to create uncertainty around the issue is yet another example of their total lack of a coherent health policy.

Buttimer calls for detailed examination of cost of medicine

Cork South Central Fine Gael TD and chairperson of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and Children, Jerry Buttimer, has today (Wednesday) called for a detailed examination of the costs of medicine. Speaking at the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association’s launch of ifs information booklet ‘Bringing Health and Growth to Ireland’, Deputy Buttimer questioned the current costs of medication in Ireland and proposed that the issue be examined in detail by the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and Children.

Buttimer calls on health insurers to reduce rates for young people

Fine Gael TD for Cork South Central and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children, Jerry Buttimer, has said that the Private Health Insurance Package announced today (Wednesday) will make health insurance more affordable for young people. Deputy Buttimer called on insurance companies to reduce rates for young people taking out a policy.

105 new jobs for Cork shows recovery is strengthening - Buttimer

Fine Gael TD for Cork South Central, Jerry Buttimer, has said today (Monday) that the decision by OpenText to create 105 new high-skilled roles in Cork is further evidence that the economic recovery is strengthening. OpenText’s new operation will provide customer support for its information management services.