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
New BioMarin expansion is excellent news for Cork - Buttimer
The announcement this morning that BioMarin International Ltd. is investing in a new Drug Product Filling Project at its Shanbally facility is good news for Cork, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Buttimer Calls for rejuvenation of Noel Cantwell Walk
Leader of Seanad Eireann and Cork South Central Senator Jerry Buttimer has called for the Noel Cantwell Walk to be cleaned up and rejuvenated by Cork City Council.
Speech by Senator Jerry Buttimer, Leader of the Seanad, at the opening rainbow flag raising ceremony at the Provincetown pilgrim monument in Massachusetts, USA
It's a privilege to be here this morning standing in the shadow of the Pilgrim monument where the first pilgrims landed in 1620. Here overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, an ocean shared by both Europe and the USA, it occurs to me that the common values we share unite us more than an ocean divides us