COVID-19: Irish Senator Jerry Buttimer Resigns Following Backlash For Attending A Dinner Which Violates Guidelines

A Fine Gael Senator, Jerry Buttimer has resigned his role as Leas Cathaoirleach of the Seanad as a result of the backlash following the Oireachtas Golf Society dinner in Galway. Jerry Buttimer becomes the second politician to resign a senior role in the wake of the event, after Dara Calleary resigned as Agriculture Minister this morning.  Buttimer is of the 80 attendees at the event in a hotel in Clifden on Wednesday night. Attendees were strongly criticised given the public health guidelines against large abd informal gatherings to help prevent the…

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