Candidate for Wicklow

Jennifer Whitmore is the SocDems’ Spokesperson for Children and a Councillor for the Greystones Municipal District on Wicklow County Council.

Jennifer spent 10 years in Australia, where she worked as a senior policy analyst alongside government Ministers developing environmental law, water management and energy policy. Prior to working in Australia, she worked extensively in fisheries and aquaculture in Ireland at both a national and European level.

Jennifer was elected as a Councillor for Wicklow in 2014. She sees her work as a Councillor primarily as a facilitator. Local communities have an enormous wealth of expertise and talent, and she enjoys seeing the amazing work that can be achieved by communities and local government coming together.

Jennifer is keen to use her experience in policy and legislation, combined with her community work, for the benefit of Wicklow and Ireland.

“Simply put, I became involved in politics to effect change. I believe that our governance systems have failed us – that we need to completely review how we engage with communities, how & where we direct our resources, how we govern. That is why I ran in the local elections, why I helped found the Social Democrats, and why I am now running for the Dáil. Ireland’s future is a bright one and our potential is great. The time to make that change is now.”

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“Simply put, I became involved in politics to effect change. Ireland’s future is a bright one and our potential is great. The time to make that change is now.”

“Simply put, I became involved in politics to effect change. Ireland’s future is a bright one and our potential is great. The time to make that change is now.”

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2 days ago

Cllr. Jennifer Whitmore, General Election Candidate for Wicklow

We’re 3!

Happy third birthday to the SocDems…hard to believe its been 3 years since I helped set this party up. I don’t think we understood at the time how big an undertaking this was (I know I didn’t!) but I am so proud to be involved and part of the team that is trying to make Ireland the progressive, fair, compassionate country that we deserve.

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Where's my first stop after arriving back from two week holier?

Greystones South Beach playground of course!

Great progress over the last couple of weeks and it's going to be amazing. Love seeing 2 yrs worth of work and planning becoming a reality! Greystones South Beach Playground
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Wheres my first stop after arriving back from two week holier?

Greystones South Beach playground of course!

Great progress over the last couple of weeks and its going to be amazing. Love seeing 2 yrs worth of work and planning becoming a reality! Greystones South Beach Playground

 

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Hiya folks, We're not 100% sure when it will be open. The building work etc should be finished in the next few weeks but the weather is playing havoc with the grass etc, so am not sure what the exact date will be. We will open as soon as absolutely possible tho cause we're all v keen to get in there!

it's looking fantastic can't wait to bring the kiddies when it's finished!!

Looks fab Jennifer😊. Do you know when it will be open?

Looks like it's going to be incredible! Well done to everybody involved

Super work.

Looks excellent Cllr. Jennifer Whitmore!!

When is it due to open?

Ail's Bales

Looks excellent Cllr. Jennifer Whitmore!!

Looks excellent Cllr. Jennifer Whitmore!!

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I have been raising concerns regarding potential delays in the build of the new Community National School for Charlesland. The deadline is September 2019 however the Department of Education is already behind in the tendering process. I will continue to raise this as part of my position on the Board of Kildare Wicklow ETB and with the Department itself. ... See MoreSee Less

I have been raising concerns regarding potential delays in the build of the new Community National School for Charlesland. The deadline is September 2019 however the Department of Education is already behind in the tendering process. I will continue to raise this as part of my position on the Board of Kildare Wicklow ETB and with the Department itself.

 

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What sort of country allows a development the size of Charlesland to be built without FIRST providing the essential infrastructure for what is a new town. By which I mean public transport, community facilities, playgrounds, SCHOOLS. It is beyond ridiculous to make developers provide a crèche and nothing else.

And the shambles around the North Wicklow Educate Together secondary too. There is no home secured for them yet after April. It's affecting investment and procurement. It's unacceptable and it's a waste of money.

Invited to tender? Surely there are companies out there who can put in a tender without this nonsense,

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In the Wicklow Times this week.

 

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Any chance of getting the roads done around the town 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

It certainly hasn't 'worked well' for the thousands of homeless, those that can't afford to buy or rent, those stuck for hrs commuting daily, those stuck on trolleys or waiting lists. Tell me again @fiannafailparty who the C&S is working well for?

Fianna Fail TD open to extending 'confidence and supply agreement' with Fine Gael as it's 'worked well'

A Fianna Fáil frontbench TD has said he is open to extending the confidence and supply agreement with Fine Gael for another year.

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It's only been 3 years, but @SocDems are going from strength to strength. Delighted to be a member of such a forward thinking and inclusive party, which also happens to be chock full of sound heads and ledgebags. If you're thinking of joining a party I would highly recommend it,

The Irish Axe Throwers get their gaeilge on at the Inaugural Irish Axe Open in @GreenanMaze, Wicklow. #KissMyAxe @axethrowingire @theirishfor @Wicklow_News

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