Jerry Buttimer is a Senator in the 25th Seanad and currently serves as Leader of the Seanad. He is involved in a number of Oireachtas Committees, including: Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement; Members’ Interests of Seanad Éireann; and Petitions. Jerry was previously elected to Dáil Éireann in February, 2011 representing the constituency of Cork South Central. Deputy Buttimer was previously 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.
News & Statements
1,147 couples have said “I do” two years on from marriage equality referendum - Buttimer
Fine Gael Cork Senator and Chair of the Fine Gael LGBT Group, Jerry Buttimer, has said that 1,147 same-sex couples have married since the introduction of marriage equality in Ireland.
Additional investment in CUMH is good news for women and for the future development of the hospital - Buttimer
Fine Gael Cork Senator and Leader of Seanad Éireann, Jerry Buttimer, has today (Friday) welcomed the announcement by Minister for Health, Simon Harris, of additional investment in services at Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH).
Religious congregations must live up to their side of the deal- Buttimer
Fine Gael Senator and Leader of the Seanad, Jerry Buttimer, has condemned religious congregations for failing to pay their share of the redress scheme to survivors of residential institutional child abuse.