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.
 


Crew of L.É. Eithne a source of pride for our nation - Buttimer

Cork South Central Fine Gael TD, Jerry Buttimer, today (Friday) congratulates the crew of the L.É. Eithne on their return home from deployment, assisting in the humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean.

Same old Fianna Fáil health policy: high taxes & low ambition - Buttimer

Fine Gael Cork South Central TD and Chair of the Oireachtas Health Committee, Jerry Buttimer, has said that this weekend’s Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis, and especially its health policy, proves that it’s the same party of high-taxes, ever higher-spending, and low ambition.

Fianna Fáil abandons reform and rolls out their old, failed health plans – Buttimer

“Fianna Fáil’s so-called health policy is the party reverting to type by shunning reform in a rush to give the impression they have a health plan,,” according to Fine Gael TD for Cork South Central and Chairman of the Oireachtas Health Committee Jerry Buttimer.

€74m initiative implemented to tackle delayed discharges - Buttimer

Fine Gael TD for Cork South Central and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Health Committee, Jerry Buttimer, has welcomed the confirmation by the HSE that a €74m initiative is now being implemented to tackle delayed discharges and Emergency Department overcrowding.

Real progress for Cork airport with new Cardiff service announced – Buttimer

Fine Gael TD for Cork South Central and Chairperson of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children, Jerry Buttimer, has welcomed the announcement of a new twice-weekly all year round Cardiff service to Cork airport with FlyBe.