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# 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.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

Abortions in cases of suicide ideation can 'create more problems'

The nine-member sub-committee will today deal with the sections of the proposed legislation on suicide ideation.

# jerry-buttimer - Thursday 30 May, 2013

Oireachtas committee gives Reilly 1,642-page report on abortion hearings

Some light reading for the Minister for Health.

# jerry-buttimer - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Kenny: 'The difference is Wallace broke the law, and Shatter didn't'

The Taoiseach is pressed on why a report exists of Mick Wallace’s encounter with Gardaí, but none of Alan Shatter’s.

# jerry-buttimer - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

Timetable for abortion legislation is 'tight'

Minister James Reilly is determined to publish legislation before the end of July.

# jerry-buttimer - Friday 17 May, 2013

As they happened: Oireachtas hearings on planned abortion laws team brought you live updates from today’s proceedings, which included testimonies from medical experts.

A crash course in today's abortion legislation hearings

What’s it all about? takes you through the Health Committee proceedings.

# jerry-buttimer - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

Here is the list of witnesses to appear at abortion hearings

Unlike the committee’s previous hearings, there will be few representatives from advocacy or religious groups giving evidence.

# jerry-buttimer - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

Here's what we know about the Oireachtas abortion hearings

The hearings will be broadcast live from this Friday on television and the internet.

# jerry-buttimer - Thursday 2 May, 2013

'Professional experts' only to be called for hearings on abortion bill

The Oireachtas Health Committee will hold three days of public hearings on the Heads of the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013.

Committee to decide if advocacy groups should attend abortion law hearings

Public hearings on the draft of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 are likely to take place later this month.

# jerry-buttimer - Wednesday 1 May, 2013

Explainer: A crash course on how the abortion proposals will become law

So – we now have a draft ‘heads of bill’. Here’s what happens as the Government tries to turn it into law.

From The42 Campaign to reform Irish organ donation practices spearheaded by GAA pundit Brolly Opt For Life

Campaign to reform Irish organ donation practices spearheaded by GAA pundit Brolly

The former Derry player was lauded last year for his selfless gesture in donating a kidney to his friend Shane Finnegan.

# jerry-buttimer - Sunday 14 April, 2013

Vote for civil marriage for same-sex couples 'an historic step' Same-Sex Marriage This post contains videos

Vote for civil marriage for same-sex couples 'an historic step'

The Constututional Convention has voted overwhelmingly in favour of recommending that the Constitution be changed to allow for civil marriages for same-sex couples.

# jerry-buttimer - Thursday 4 April, 2013

Calorie counts coming to Leinster House

The coming months will see the calorie content of menu items being listed in the Leinster House complex.

# jerry-buttimer - Friday 22 February, 2013

Buttimer: Health professionals must be trained in transgender issues

The TD made the comment while speaking at a groundbreaking Transgender Healthcare Seminar today.

# jerry-buttimer - Thursday 10 January, 2013

Oireachtas hearings on abortion wrap up with pro-choice presentations

Health Minister James Reilly appeared in the Seanad chamber for the end of today’s sessions.

# jerry-buttimer - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

Bar Council will not participate in Oireachtas abortion hearings

A spokesperson for the body told the invitation to the hearing was never formally accepted.

AS IT HAPPENED: Oireachtas hearings on planned abortion law Abortion This post contains videos

AS IT HAPPENED: Oireachtas hearings on planned abortion law

Today’s hearings include medical advice from psychiatrists, obstetricians and the masters of maternity hospitals.

Medical Council 'unaware of any deaths' as result of current abortion laws

The IMC’s president Kieran Murphy says the body, which regulates the medical profession, does not know of any deaths.

Explainer: why the Oireachtas is holding three days of hearings on abortion

Ireland’s politicians are gearing up for three days of hearings on the abortion issue this week.

# jerry-buttimer - Friday 21 December, 2012

Committee hopes to report to government on X Case law by end of January

The Oireachtas Health Committee will hold three days of public hearings in January with its chairman Jerry Buttimer urging that there be a “respectful and tolerant” debate.

# jerry-buttimer - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Suicide issue will be addressed in X case law as pro-life groups slam FG

The Taoiseach has confirmed that the government will address the issue of the threat of suicide in legislating for the X Case ruling as pro-life groups reacted angrily to today’s announcement.

# jerry-buttimer - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Readers' Panel Part Two: What are you expecting from the Budget?

We spoke to some readers about their hopes and fears ahead of today’s budget. Here’s what they had to say, in their own words.

# jerry-buttimer - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Health Committee to resume hearings on childhood obesity

Committee Chairman, Jerry Buttimer TD said childhood obesity is a “very important and serious health issue which needs to be tackled urgently”.

# jerry-buttimer - Sunday 11 November, 2012

Buttimer: "Why did I choose to live a life of lies for so long?"

The TD said that there are people across Ireland who are afraid to come out, but that if he had known how good life would be for him, he would have come out sooner.

# jerry-buttimer - Thursday 12 July, 2012

Taoiseach should not be forced to give opinion on gay marriage

Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer tells that people should stop treating the issue as “a political football”

Children's Minister to appear before Oireachtas health committee

Frances Fitzgerald’s appearance before the the Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children comes in the aftermath of the damning report on the deaths of children in care between 2000 and 2010.

# jerry-buttimer - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

Taoiseach's stance on gay marriage is 'nonsense' says Micheál Martin

As the Constitutional Convention was debated in the Dáil this evening Enda Kenny was criticised by the Fianna Fáil leader but party colleagues, including Jerry Buttimer, defended him.

# jerry-buttimer - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

‘Shameful day’ as child deaths report ‘signifies our societal failure’

There has been plenty of reaction to a report which examined the deaths of 196 children and young people in contact with State services between 2000 and 2010.

# jerry-buttimer - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Health Committee to resume hearings on Children First Bill

Gordon Jeyes of the HSE will attend the meeting this morning.

# jerry-buttimer - Sunday 6 May, 2012

Good innings and Jedi Knights: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

Good innings and Jedi Knights: The week in quotes

“They were absolutely stoned out of their minds.”

# jerry-buttimer - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Chief Medical Officer to update Health Committee on PIP implants response

Dr Tony Holohan will address an Oireachtas Committee today on the government’s response to the issue of industrial grade silicone being used in some breast augmentation surgeries in Ireland.