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# jerry-buttimer - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

Column: 'Support for my coming out reflects changing attitudes in Ireland'

The Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer said publicly for the first time this week that he is gay. Writing for, he explains the reasons behind his decision to come out…

# jerry-buttimer - Monday 30 April, 2012

Jerry Buttimer: 'Being gay is not all of what I am'

The Fine Gael TD has disclosed that he is gay in interviews today saying that he thought it was right for the party and for the people he represents to come out.

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The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here’s nine things you should know before 9am…

# jerry-buttimer - Friday 2 March, 2012

HSE hopes to clear over 31,000 medical card applications backlog by May

The announcement came on foot of a visit to the HSE’s centralised medical card processing office by the Oireachtas Health Committee today.

# jerry-buttimer - Thursday 16 February, 2012

Children's rights referendum will be held this year - Government

Minister Frances Fitzgerald said wording for the referendum is currently being drawn up.

# jerry-buttimer - Friday 10 February, 2012

More than 3,000 women in Ireland subjected to genital mutilation, says TD FGM

More than 3,000 women in Ireland subjected to genital mutilation, says TD

Jerry Buttimer was speaking as the Government moved to crack down on the practice.

# jerry-buttimer - Friday 3 February, 2012

Nearly 85 per cent of TDs now on Twitter Tweeting TDs

Nearly 85 per cent of TDs now on Twitter

Research has shown that 139 of the 166 members of the Dáil operate a Twitter account.

# jerry-buttimer - Thursday 2 February, 2012

Buttimer says Fianna Fáil call for referendum on EU treaty is 'two-faced'

The Fine Gael TD has harshly criticised the opposition party for its call on the government to hold a referendum on the EU fiscal compact.

# jerry-buttimer - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

In tonight’s Fix: Body discovered in Rudo Mawere case; computer-guided bullets; and Ray D’Arcy gets a new job…

Fine Gael TD defends 'keyboard warrior' comments

Jerry Buttimer’s reference to ‘keyboard warriors’ during the Dáil debate on the controversial statutory instrument reinforcing online copyright laws was criticised in some quarters.

# jerry-buttimer - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

Wording of 'SOPA Ireland' legislation will NOT be changed - Sherlock

Responding to criticism in the Dáil, the minister said the controversial copyright measures will go ahead as planned.

# jerry-buttimer - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

LRC invites parties to talks on Vita Cortex dispute

The Labour Relations Commission invites both sides in the Vita Cortex dispute to attend talks on ending a four-week sit-in.

# jerry-buttimer - Wednesday 2 November, 2011

Public bikes scheme may be rolled out in four Irish cities

Cork, Waterford, Limerick and Galway will be holding meetings over the next fortnight to gauge support for a public bikes scheme for the cities.

# jerry-buttimer - Tuesday 4 January, 2011

Senators falling out with parties over Seanad abolition proposal?

Reports suggest that senators are not as enthusiastic about the proposed abolition of the Seanad as their parties are…