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#Jerry Buttimer

# jerry-buttimer - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Taoiseach Goes Stateside: 'If Enda does meet Trump, he shouldn't go cap in hand'

The Taoiseach is off to the US today and there’s some speculation there’s work going on behind the scenes to arrange a meet-up with Donald Trump.

# jerry-buttimer - Sunday 6 March, 2016

'It was like being hit by a truck at 100 miles per hour' - Former TDs on the devastation of losing their seats

High-profile casualties of the election have opened up about the pain of not being reelected.

# jerry-buttimer - Saturday 14 November, 2015

The 'devastating' common illness we need to talk about

“My first instinct was ‘Oh my god, I’m going to die.’”

# jerry-buttimer - Saturday 23 May, 2015

13 heroes of the Yes campaign

The Irish people have voted for same-sex marriage but some campaigners deserve a special mention.

# jerry-buttimer - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

A power interruption from Enda - as Fine Gael picks the WRONG day to canvass Luas passengers

Fist-bumps for all… Fine Gael’s campaigner-in-chief tries his best to distract everyone from the lack of voters.

# jerry-buttimer - Thursday 14 May, 2015

Lots of TDs are breaking the rules and wearing Yes pins - but will they be punished?

The wearing of pins and badges in Leinster House has become a hot topic in recent days.

# jerry-buttimer - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

TD refusing to remove his Yes Equality pin in Leinster House

Jerry Buttimer insists his pin is “not a political badge”.

# jerry-buttimer - Sunday 22 March, 2015

From The Daily Edge TD gives heart-warming response when asked if he'll marry his partner Marriage Ref

TD gives heart-warming response when asked if he'll marry his partner

Jerry Buttimer will be hoping for a Yes vote on 22 May.

Watch this TD's heart-warming response when we asked if he'll marry his partner Marriage Referendum This post contains videos

Watch this TD's heart-warming response when we asked if he'll marry his partner

Jerry Buttimer will be hoping for a Yes vote on 22 May.

# jerry-buttimer - Saturday 21 March, 2015

Now this Fine Gael TD wants to repeal the 8th Amendment (but he's still 'very pro-life') Breaking Ranks This post contains videos

Now this Fine Gael TD wants to repeal the 8th Amendment (but he's still 'very pro-life')

Jerry Buttimer is one of the first Fine Gael TDs to call for the repeal of the controversial constitutional amendment.

# jerry-buttimer - Friday 20 March, 2015

'Completely daft': This TD doesn't think much of Renua Ireland... Re-Who-a? This post contains videos

'Completely daft': This TD doesn't think much of Renua Ireland...

Jerry Buttimer has given the first Fine Gael reaction to Lucinda Creighton’s new party.

# jerry-buttimer - Thursday 19 March, 2015

After John Perry hires his wife, we asked a Fine Gael TD if they'd employ a family member... Keeping It In The Family This post contains videos

After John Perry hires his wife, we asked a Fine Gael TD if they'd employ a family member...

The former junior minister is back in the news today.

# jerry-buttimer - Monday 9 March, 2015

An openly gay TD and chairman says he understands the GAA wristband decision

Deputy Jerry Buttimer has said the decision relates to the GAA being a non-political organisation.

# jerry-buttimer - Thursday 19 February, 2015

Can fatal foetal abnormalities be legislated for? Politicians want to take ANOTHER look...

The Oireachtas Health Committee has agreed to add the issue to its work programme

# jerry-buttimer - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Simon Harris: Politicians love being in the news - but that's a good thing

Simon Harris has defended the role of the Public Accounts Committee following criticism yesterday.

# jerry-buttimer - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Who should investigate the Positive Action controversy? These two TDs can’t agree

Two Oireachtas Committees are at odds over which one should probe spending at the Hepatitis C support group.

# jerry-buttimer - Saturday 4 October, 2014

This historic Cork mansion was the scene of a kidnapping, and it's now at risk

The house has a private owner who lives in the USA.

# jerry-buttimer - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Fine Gael TDs like the idea of a voting pact more than Labour TDs

Labour minister Alan Kelly thinks it’s a good idea but some of his party colleagues disagree.

# jerry-buttimer - Sunday 20 July, 2014

'I saw fear in TDs’ eyes': An oral history of how Ireland legislated for X

One year on, TDs and Senators reflect on what it was like to be part of one of the most contentious political debates in decades.

# jerry-buttimer - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Yes, you CAN get married outdoors… the Attorney General gives her blessing

It follows a number of cases in recent months where couples were told they would have to get married inside a hotel, rather than in a marquee outside as planned.

People with terminal illnesses should 'automatically receive' medical cards

The Oireachtas Health Committee launched its report on end-of-life care this afternoon.

# jerry-buttimer - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Planning an outdoor wedding? You might want to wait for the Attorney General's advice

Concerns have been raised over an ‘overly narrow’ interpretation of legislation which has prevented al fresco ceremonies from taking place…

# jerry-buttimer - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Former CRC chief rejects that any fundraised money was kept secret

A report found that the CRC set up its charitable arm for the sole purpose of making sure it got as much money as possible from the HSE.

# jerry-buttimer - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Complaints to Children's Ombudsman have increased by 15% since 2010

One particular investigation showed that a child had been moved to 11 different residencies in 4 months.

# jerry-buttimer - Friday 6 June, 2014

'Totally unacceptable': Concern that PAC has monopoly on probe into spending of €3.25bn

The Oireachtas Health Committee is seeking to change the rules that currently prevent any other Oireachtas committee from investigating matters that are already being probed by the powerful Public Accounts Committee.

# jerry-buttimer - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Politicians head on day trip to find out "first hand" what's going on with medical cards

The group of TDs will travel to north Dublin to visit the HSE’s medical card centre.

# jerry-buttimer - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

This helpful video tells Fine Gael candidates how to behave on the doorstep Election 2014 This post contains videos

This helpful video tells Fine Gael candidates how to behave on the doorstep

The party’s own candidates feature as typical voters in the video that was given to local election candidates at meetings around the country recently.

# jerry-buttimer - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Buttimer: HIV awareness campaign needed as memory of epidemic fades

The Fine Gael TD said the stark rises in cases over the past decade needs to be addressed.

# jerry-buttimer - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Government accused of targeting people with Down Syndrome in medical card removal

The issues were discussed at a Health Committee this morning.

# jerry-buttimer - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

VIDEO: Dáil hears about 'three-day festival and orgy organised by the government' Unparliamentary This post contains videos

VIDEO: Dáil hears about 'three-day festival and orgy organised by the government'

It’s been x-rated stuff in the chamber this week…

# jerry-buttimer - Monday 17 February, 2014

Rehab Group will meet today to decide if they will disclose CEO’s salary

Angela Kerins salary came under scrutiny last month amid claims of minuscule profits from the group’s scratchcard scheme.

# jerry-buttimer - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Jerry Buttimer: Enda’s kind words to me when I told him I was gay

“He looked at me, and he gave a dig into the chest, and said ‘you’re still the same guy, I’m still mad about you, let’s go do this’.”

# jerry-buttimer - Thursday 6 February, 2014

‘Beaten, spat, chased, harassed and mocked’: TDs open-up about homophobic abuse

Two of the Dáil’s openly gay TDs spoke passionately about their experiences of homophobic abuse as deputies debated the Panti Bliss controversy this evening.

# jerry-buttimer - Sunday 2 February, 2014

TDs call special private meeting to talk about baby deaths at Portlaoise

TD Jerry Buttimer said the families involved deserve a “full and frank explanation”.

# jerry-buttimer - Friday 24 January, 2014

Rehab are waiting 'too long' to reveal their CEO's salary

Jerry Buttimer, chair of the Oireachtas Health Committee, said the move is needed to restore confidence in the organisation.

# jerry-buttimer - Monday 25 November, 2013

HSE to present €666 million cuts plan today HSE

HSE to present €666 million cuts plan today

Plans on how to spend €13 billion – and save €666 million – will be handed to Government officials today.

# jerry-buttimer - Friday 8 November, 2013

'I binge drink myself, and I'm ashamed of that': TDs debate alcohol sponsorship of sport

Alcohol and fluoridation of the Irish drinking water supply were discussed by a small number of TDs in a new-look Friday sitting in the Dáil today.

# jerry-buttimer - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

'Soft opt-out' system for organ donation recommended for Ireland

An Oireachtas Committee said the change could “vastly increase” Ireland’s rate of organ donation.

# jerry-buttimer - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

TDs and Senators will be able to count their calories when they return tomorrow

As TDs and Senators return to Leinster House tomorrow they’ll be looking at just how many calories they’re consuming.

# jerry-buttimer - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

TDs vote against extending abortion bill to include inevitable miscarriages

The sub-committee on health is discussing changes to the Bill, which was passed at the second stage in the Dáil last night.

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