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.

Buttimer pays tribute to Secretary General for dedication to health service

Fine Gael Cork South Central TD and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and Children, Jerry Buttimer, has thanked Dr Ambrose McLoughlin for his work as Secretary General of the Department of Health and wished him well in his new role with Healthy Ireland.

Buttimer welcomes Minister’s decision on funding under SSNO scheme

Fine Gael Cork South Central TD and Chair of the Oireachtas Health Committee, Jerry Buttimer, has today (Friday) welcomed the decision by the Minister for the Environment, Alan Kelly, to restore funding to a number of health, disability and other organisations for a twelve month period, following a review of the SSNO scheme.

Brooks debacle proves it’s time to review the licencing laws for concerts – Buttimer

Fine Gael Cork South Central TD, Jerry Buttimer, has today (Friday) said the debacle surrounding the Garth Brooks concerts at Croke Park is proof that we need to review the licencing system for concerts and outdoor events, to ensure tickets cannot be sold until a licence is granted.

Buttimer calls for legislative change to increase choice of wedding venues

Fine Gael Cork South Central TD, Jerry Buttimer, has called for changes to legislation to allow marriages and civil partnerships take place at a wider range of venues. Deputy Buttimer raised the restrictive interpretation of the Civil Registration Act 2004 as a topical issue in the Dáil.

Fine Gael looking forward to Dublin Pride

Chairman of Fine Gael’s LGBT Group, Jerry Buttimer TD, has today (Friday) said the Group is looking forward to a bumper turnout for this year’s Dublin Pride Parade, which takes place tomorrow. The Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald TD, will join other TDs and Senators, Party members, and Young Fine Gael who are all coming out in support of the LGBT community.