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#Jerry Buttimer

# jerry-buttimer - Friday 21 August, 2020

'Serious lapse of judgement': Fine Gael's Jerry Buttimer resigns as Leas Cathaoirleach of the Seanad
# Golf Event
# Golf Event

'Serious lapse of judgement': Fine Gael's Jerry Buttimer resigns as Leas Cathaoirleach of the Seanad

Aug 21st 2020, 10:12 AM 53,362 Views 118 Comments

Buttimer was one of the attendees at the Oireachtas Golf Society event.

# jerry-buttimer - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Pride flag to fly over Leinster House this weekend
# Pride Festival
# Pride Festival

Pride flag to fly over Leinster House this weekend

Jun 26th 2019, 6:32 PM 21,096 Views 227 Comments

A LGBT+ group has been set up within the Houses of the Oireachtas.

# jerry-buttimer - Monday 25 February, 2019

Poll: Should yoga be taught in Irish schools?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Should yoga be taught in Irish schools?

Feb 25th 2019, 9:32 AM 31,852 Views 114 Comments

The practice is renowned to be a good way to improve mental health.

# jerry-buttimer - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Dublin City Council accused of being 'Scrooge-like' for not holding Christmas lights ceremony
# Overcrowding Concerns
# Overcrowding Concerns

Dublin City Council accused of being 'Scrooge-like' for not holding Christmas lights ceremony

Nov 21st 2018, 8:09 PM 19,211 Views 25 Comments

Fine Gael’s Jerry Buttimer said the event should be moved to Smithfield.

Seanad briefly suspended over 'misogyny' row
# Spin Units
# Spin Units

Seanad briefly suspended over 'misogyny' row

Nov 21st 2018, 8:05 PM 24,473 Views 29 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Lorraine Clifford-Lee clashed with Fine Gael’s Jerry Buttimer.

# jerry-buttimer - Monday 16 July, 2018

Poll: Should Garda stations have 'drunk tanks'?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Garda stations have 'drunk tanks'?

Jul 16th 2018, 8:24 AM 25,828 Views 46 Comments

Similar schemes have been trialled in UK cities like Newcastle, Bristol and Cardiff.

# jerry-buttimer - Friday 29 December, 2017

Fine Gael's Jerry Buttimer ties the knot in Cork
# I Do
# I Do

Fine Gael's Jerry Buttimer ties the knot in Cork

Dec 29th 2017, 4:06 PM 45,832 Views 95 Comments

He and his partner Conchubhar Ó Laoghaire got married in Christchurch in Cork city.

# jerry-buttimer - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

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

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

Nov 30th 2016, 6:03 AM 6,067 Views 27 Comments

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
# When The Dust Settles
# When The Dust Settles

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

Mar 6th 2016, 3:19 PM 39,038 Views 93 Comments

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
# Save Your Breath
# Save Your Breath

The 'devastating' common illness we need to talk about

Nov 14th 2015, 11:15 AM 32,494 Views 38 Comments

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

# jerry-buttimer - Saturday 23 May, 2015

13 heroes of the Yes campaign
# How The Ref Was Won
# How The Ref Was Won

13 heroes of the Yes campaign

May 23rd 2015, 9:30 PM 64,427 Views 168 Comments

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
# Enda The Line
# Enda The Line

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

May 20th 2015, 3:22 PM 26,671 Views 107 Comments

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?
# Pin-gate
# Pin-gate

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

May 14th 2015, 9:00 PM 10,616 Views 100 Comments

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
# Breaking The Rules
# Breaking The Rules

TD refusing to remove his Yes Equality pin in Leinster House

May 13th 2015, 9:15 PM 21,074 Views 84 Comments

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

# jerry-buttimer - Sunday 22 March, 2015

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

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

Mar 22nd 2015, 10:32 AM 6,357 Views 1 Comment

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
# Marriage Referendum

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

Mar 22nd 2015, 10:30 AM 24,241 Views 157 Comments

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
# Breaking Ranks

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

Mar 21st 2015, 8:15 AM 8,986 Views 109 Comments

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?
# Re-Who-a?

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

Mar 20th 2015, 6:03 AM 13,320 Views 34 Comments

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
# Keeping It In The Family

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

Mar 19th 2015, 4:30 PM 21,121 Views 84 Comments

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
# Rainbow Colours
# Rainbow Colours

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

Mar 9th 2015, 10:28 AM 19,522 Views 41 Comments

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...
# Abortion
# Abortion

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

Feb 19th 2015, 5:55 PM 6,939 Views 54 Comments

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
# Committee Wars
# Committee Wars

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

Oct 29th 2014, 7:15 AM 4,588 Views 21 Comments

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
# Committee Wars
# Committee Wars

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

Oct 28th 2014, 12:45 PM 9,314 Views 29 Comments

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
# Vernon Mount
# Vernon Mount

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

Oct 4th 2014, 8:30 PM 37,363 Views 15 Comments

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
# Pact-men
# Pact-men

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

Aug 14th 2014, 7:45 AM 5,576 Views 36 Comments

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
# One Year On

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

Jul 20th 2014, 7:50 PM 29,398 Views 105 Comments

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
# No Hitch
# No Hitch

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

Jul 15th 2014, 4:33 PM 17,592 Views 17 Comments

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
# End Of Life Report
# End Of Life Report

People with terminal illnesses should 'automatically receive' medical cards

Jul 15th 2014, 2:56 PM 8,087 Views 30 Comments

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
# There's A Hitch
# There's A Hitch

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

Jul 3rd 2014, 1:50 PM 14,033 Views 15 Comments

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
# Hamilton Goulding
# Hamilton Goulding

Former CRC chief rejects that any fundraised money was kept secret

Jun 19th 2014, 10:31 PM 6,955 Views 12 Comments

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
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

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

Jun 10th 2014, 7:42 PM 4,495 Views 4 Comments

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
# Committee Wars
# Committee Wars

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

Jun 6th 2014, 7:30 AM 6,461 Views 27 Comments

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
# Health Committee
# Health Committee

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

May 15th 2014, 8:45 AM 6,552 Views 37 Comments

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
# Election 2014

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

Apr 23rd 2014, 10:57 PM 34,212 Views 158 Comments

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
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Buttimer: HIV awareness campaign needed as memory of epidemic fades

Apr 9th 2014, 12:33 PM 6,118 Views 10 Comments

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
# Health Committee
# Health Committee

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

Apr 3rd 2014, 1:21 PM 7,504 Views 13 Comments

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
# Unparliamentary

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

Mar 5th 2014, 12:29 PM 13,135 Views 25 Comments

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
# Top-ups
# Top-ups

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

Feb 17th 2014, 6:30 AM 6,871 Views 30 Comments

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
# Support
# Support

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

Feb 11th 2014, 7:37 PM 22,334 Views 66 Comments

“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
# Dáil
# Dáil

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

Feb 6th 2014, 10:51 PM 28,471 Views 0 Comments

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.

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