News & Statements
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.
Buttimer welcomes Fianna Fáil conversion to the Cork Hospital project
Fine Gael Senator for Cork, and Former Chairperson of the Oireachtas Committee on Health, Jerry Buttimer, has welcomed Billy Kelleher's belated support for a new Cork Hospital.
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.
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.
Extra Ryanair flights from Cork show benefit of scrapping the travel tax – Buttimer
Fine Gael Cork South Central Senator, Jerry Buttimer, has welcomed the announcement by Ryanair of increased frequencies on their popular Lanzarote and Malaga routes from Cork Airport next summer. Ryanair has also announced more flights from Cork to Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Malaga next winter, which will lead to further growth at Cork Airport in 2017.