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 proposed Children First Bill which will put 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 Chairman of his local Bishopstown GAA Club.
 


Buttimer and Doherty welcome Govt agreement on free GP care for children aged 5 and under

Fine Gael TDs and members of Oireachtas Health Committee, Jerry Buttimer and Regina Doherty, have today (Wednesday) warmly welcomed the agreement by the Government to published legislation that will pave the way for free GP care for children aged 5 and under.

New awareness campaign needed to highlight HIV risks to young gay men – Buttimer

Speaking this morning at a conference in Dublin Castle on HIV prevention, Fine Gael Cork South Central TD and Chairman of the Oireachtas Health Committee, Jerry Buttimer, said that a new awareness campaign is needed to highlight the risk of HIV, particularly amongst young gay men.

The report Micheál Martin would rather forget – Buttimer

Fine Gael Cork South Central TD, Jerry Buttimer, has today (Wednesday) said that Micheál Martin’s response to the Travers Report into nursing home charges when he was Minister for Health in 2005 illustrates the Fianna Fáil leader’s hypocrisy in his criticism of Alan Shatter and the current Government.

Televised inter-county GAA games should be available on free-to-air TV - Buttimer

Fine Gael Cork South Central TD, Jerry Buttimer, a GAA member, former club chairman and former member of the GAA marketing committee, has called on the GAA to ensure that any televised inter-county championship fixtures are available free-to-air on the island of Ireland. Deputy Buttimer was responding to reports that the GAA is in advanced negotiations with a subscription sports channel and he has communicated his concerns in writing to the GAA.

Opt-out system could vastly increase organ donation – Buttimer

Speaking at the launch of Organ Donation Awareness Week in Cork yesterday evening (Monday), Fine Gael Cork South Central TD and Chair of the Oireachtas Health Committee, Jerry Buttimer, said that changing to an opt-out system could vastly increase the level of organ donation here.