29 November 2017
By Mary Bermingham
The Leader of Seanad Éireann, Senator Jerry Buttimer, has been selected by Fine Gael Members to contest the next General Election in Cork South Central.
At a Selection Convention held tonight (Wednesday)in the Rochestown Park Hotel, Senator Jerry Buttimer took another step in regaining a second seat for Fine Gael in the Cork South Central Constituency.
“I am delighted that once again I have been selected to contest the next General Election for Fine Gael in Cork South Central. I believe that a second Fine Gael seat here is very winnable. I have never shied away from hard work and I feel my record shows that. I am prepared, as ever, to win this second seat to secure a stable government for our country in this uncertain time.
“With sensitive Brexit negotiations ongoing, the only party that can be trusted with our economy is Fine Gael. I would be proud to work beside Minister Simon Coveney in making sure the benefits of our growing economy are felt fully in Cork.
“I am a passionate Cork person and I will once again be a strong and outspoken voice for this county in Dáil Éireann. Cork needs to be championed as a sustainable, yet complimentary counter balance to Dublin.
“I look forward to the challenge and to continuing my advocacy on behalf of the people of Cork in the Oireachtas.”