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# Jerry Buttimer

This year
Ukraine's parliament speaker tells Dublin conference that Europe 'woke to its mistake' after invasion
Over 60 speakers or deputy speakers are present at the European Conference of Presidents of Parliament in Dublin today.
Bertie Ahern to address Seanad next week for Good Friday Agreement anniversary
Senators will tomorrow vote to formally approve the motion for the former Taoiseach to speak.
Last year
Fine Gael's Jerry Buttimer elected as new chair of the Seanad
Senators voted today on a new chair of the upper house.
Government called on to implement 'robust strategy' to tackle monkeypox
“As cases slowly climb,” Senator Jerry Buttimer says “it is crucial that we are preventative in our actions”.
All time
'Serious lapse of judgement': Fine Gael's Jerry Buttimer resigns as Leas Cathaoirleach of the Seanad
Buttimer was one of the attendees at the Oireachtas Golf Society event.
Pride flag to fly over Leinster House this weekend
A LGBT+ group has been set up within the Houses of the Oireachtas.
Poll: Should yoga be taught in Irish schools?
The practice is renowned to be a good way to improve mental health.
Dublin City Council accused of being 'Scrooge-like' for not holding Christmas lights ceremony
Fine Gael’s Jerry Buttimer said the event should be moved to Smithfield.
Seanad briefly suspended over 'misogyny' row
Fianna Fáil’s Lorraine Clifford-Lee clashed with Fine Gael’s Jerry Buttimer.
Poll: Should Garda stations have 'drunk tanks'?
Similar schemes have been trialled in UK cities like Newcastle, Bristol and Cardiff.
Fine Gael's Jerry Buttimer ties the knot in Cork
He and his partner Conchubhar Ó Laoghaire got married in Christchurch in Cork city.
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.
'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.
The 'devastating' common illness we need to talk about
“My first instinct was ‘Oh my god, I’m going to die.’”
13 heroes of the Yes campaign
The Irish people have voted for same-sex marriage but some campaigners deserve a special mention.
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.
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.
TD refusing to remove his Yes Equality pin in Leinster House
Jerry Buttimer insists his pin is “not a political badge”.
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
Jerry Buttimer will be hoping for a Yes vote on 22 May.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
Government accused of targeting people with Down Syndrome in medical card removal
The issues were discussed at a Health Committee this morning.