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.
 


Health budget an opportunity to refocus on delivering reforms - Buttimer

Fine Gael TD for Cork South Central and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and Children, Jerry Buttimer, has said the first budget since 2009 which does not cut the health budget offers an opportunity to stabilise the delivery of services and refocus reform.

Health budget an opportunity to refocus on delivering reforms - Buttimer

Fine Gael TD for Cork South Central and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and Children, Jerry Buttimer, has said the first budget since 2009 which does not cut the health budget offers an opportunity to stabilise the delivery of services and refocus reform.

Buttimer calls for regulatory change to help treat anaphylaxis

Fine Gael Cork South Central TD, and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and Children, Jerry Buttimer, has called for a detailed national policy on anaphylaxis and for a review of regulations which control access to treatment in emergency situations.

Govt following through on promise of new children’s hospital - Buttimer

Fine Gael TD for Cork South Central and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and Children, Jerry Buttimer, has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar TD, that international design practice, BDP, have been appointed as architects for the new children’s hospital on the St. James’s Hospital site in Dublin 8.

Funding secured for conservation of Mount Vernon House - Buttimer

Fine Gael Cork South Central TD, Jerry Buttimer, has welcomed funding for conservation works at historic Mount Vernon House. Deputy Buttimer was commenting following the announcement of €22,500 towards the conservation of Mount Vernon House by Minister for Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Minister Heather Humphreys, TD.