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.
 


Advertising of cosmetic surgery must be reviewed - Buttimer

Fine Gael TD for Cork South Central and Chairperson of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and Children, Jerry Buttimer, has said that advertising and regulation of cosmetic surgery must be reviewed and changed. Deputy Buttimer was commenting after the Health Committee considered the implications for both the patient and medical profession of unregistered practitioners of cosmetic surgery.

Irresponsible FF votes against Bill to pay nurses, teachers and social welfare recipients - Buttimer

“Fianna Fáil is against everything but in favour of nothing, as their opportunistic vote against the Appropriation Bill in the Dáil today shows”, said Jerry Buttimer, Fine Gael TD for Cork South Central.

Decision on marriage equality in May - Buttimer

“We now have five months to plan for the marriage equality referendum and what will hopefully be a landmark day for social equality in this country”, says Fine Gael Cork South Central TD Jerry Buttimer. Deputy Buttimer was speaking after the announcement that the marriage equality referendum will take place next May.

Health Committee to focus on treatment of residents in residential care settings - Buttimer

Fine Gael TD for Cork South Central and Chairperson of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children, Jerry Buttimer has confirmed that senior HSE officials will appear before the Committee to discuss the treatment of people with intellectually disabilities in care centres.

Ambulance report a pathway for improving quality and level of service - Buttimer

Cork South Central Fine Gael TD and Chairperson of the Oireacthas Committee on Health and Children, Jerry Buttimer, has said that the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) report on ambulance services provides a pathway for improving the quality and level of service delivered to patients. Deputy Buttimer was commenting following the publication by HIQA of its report entitled Review of Pre- hospital Emergency Care Services.