Jerry Buttimer (born 18 March 1967) is an Irish Fine Gael politician. He was elected as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Cork South–Central constituency at the 2011 general election. He studied for the priesthood for six years at St. Patrick's College, Maynooth as a candidate for the Diocese of Cork and Ross. He was a classmate of Bishop Fintan Monahan of Killaloe. In April 2012, Buttimer came out as gay, the first Fine Gael TD to do so, saying: "I am a TD who just happens to be gay – it is just one little composition of the story that is me and I will continue to be the politician I was yesterday."

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  • Jerry Buttimer (born 18 March 1967) is an Irish Fine Gael politician. He was elected as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Cork South–Central constituency at the 2011 general election. He studied for the priesthood for six years at St. Patrick's College, Maynooth as a candidate for the Diocese of Cork and Ross. He was a classmate of Bishop Fintan Monahan of Killaloe. He was first elected to Cork City Council in 2004. He was an unsuccessful candidate at the 2007 general election in the Cork South–Central constituency, but was subsequently elected to the Seanad. He was Fine Gael Seanad spokesperson on Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs in the 23rd Seanad. He is a former Secondary School teacher and was Director of Adult Education at Ballincollig Community School. In April 2012, Buttimer came out as gay, the first Fine Gael TD to do so, saying: "I am a TD who just happens to be gay – it is just one little composition of the story that is me and I will continue to be the politician I was yesterday." He is Chair of Fine Gael LGBT. He was critical of the 2012 boundary commission report, which transferred the areas of Bishopstown and Glasheen from the Cork South–Central constituency to Cork North–Central. Both areas were considered his political base in the constituency. Despite predictions that he would move to Cork North–Central at the next election, he announced in August 2012 that he would contest the next election in Cork South–Central. He lost his seat at the 2016 general election. Upon his election as a member of Seanad Éireann he was appointed by the Taoiseach as Leader of Seanad Éireann and Leader of Fine Gael in the Seanad. (en)
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  • Jerry Buttimer (born 18 March 1967) is an Irish Fine Gael politician. He was elected as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Cork South–Central constituency at the 2011 general election. He studied for the priesthood for six years at St. Patrick's College, Maynooth as a candidate for the Diocese of Cork and Ross. He was a classmate of Bishop Fintan Monahan of Killaloe. In April 2012, Buttimer came out as gay, the first Fine Gael TD to do so, saying: "I am a TD who just happens to be gay – it is just one little composition of the story that is me and I will continue to be the politician I was yesterday." (en)
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