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
Hard work rewards as Cork-Boston route finally set to take off – Buttimer
Fine Gael Senator and Leader of Seanad Éireann, Jerry Buttimer, has expressed his delight at the launch of Norwegian Airlines transatlantic routes from Cork after a long and challenging journey to secure the service.
Tribunal of inquiry must not become a gravy train for a few – Buttimer
Fine Gael Cork Senator, Jerry Buttimer, has welcomed the approval of a Tribunal of Inquiry to investigate the alleged smear campaign against Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe, but has urged that we must ensure the costs don’t run unreasonably high.
New flood relief project to defend and protect over 2,000 properties in Cork - Buttimer
Fine Gael Cork Senator, Jerry Buttimer, has said that the new flood relief project for Cork city aims to defend and protect over 2,000 properties.