8 June 2016
By Bryan T. Smyth
The Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD has announced the appointment of Senator Jerry Buttimer as Leader of the Seanad.
The Taoiseach said:
“I am pleased to appoint Senator Jerry Buttimer as Leader of the new Seanad which meets for the first time today.
Jerry has gained considerable parliamentary experience as senator, Dail deputy and as chairperson of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health.
This experience makes Jerry very ably qualified for what will be a very important and challenging role in the new parliamentary environment. He will work closely with all other parties, groups and independent senators to ensure the effective and efficient functioning of the new Seanad.”