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
Nightlink bus service needed in Cork on busy weekends- Buttimer
Fine Gael Senator and Leader of Seanad Éireann, Jerry Buttimer, has called for a Nightlink bus service in Cork on busy weekends.
Direct flights to Cork from Boston Providence to return next year – Buttimer
The return of the Cork to Boston Providence direct flight next year demonstrates that Cork is the gateway to the South of Ireland for trade and tourism, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Intoxication holding areas needed to reduce wait times in Emergency Departments – Buttimer
Fine Gael Senator, Jerry Buttimer, has called for the introduction of separate intoxication holding areas in City Centre Garda Stations to reduce the pressure on hospital Emergency Departments.
Same-sex couples being legally able to declare parentage is welcome news – Buttimer
Cork Senator and Leader of Seanad Éireann, Jerry Buttimer, has said the move by Ministers Harris and Zappone to close a legal loophole and allow same-sex couples to legally declare parentage is a step in the right direction for our society.
Decision on Cork Harbour incinerator extremely disappointing – Buttimer
Fine Gael Cork South Central Senator, Jerry Buttimer, has responded to the decision of An Bord Pleanála to grant permission for an incinerator in Cork Harbour, calling it extremely disappointing.
Official recognition of ISL a sign of progress for the deaf community – Buttimer
The passing of the Irish Sign Language Bill 2016 through the Seanad is a real sign of progress for the deaf community in this country, according to the Leader of the Seanad, Fine Gael Senator Jerry Buttimer. Senator Buttimer was speaking after the Bill passed through the Seanad today (Friday) after passing through the Dáil yesterday (Thursday).
Civilianisation of Garda Posts will see more Gardaí on the beat in Cork
The civilianisation of Garda posts will free up more fully trained Gardaí to be deployed on the beat in Cork, says Fine Gael Cork Senator Jerry Buttimer, who is calling for the process to be expedited.