Greystones Councillor. General Election 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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Look at this gorgeous, happy little family 😍
#Kilcoole #LittleTerns #BiodiversityOnOurDoorstep

(Please note tho...this video was taken with the permission of BirdWatch Ireland - access to this area is restricted).
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Here's some info on the LIttleTern Project littleternconservation.blogspot.com/

Gorgeous footage 🙏

Absolutely love this time of the year at Kilcoole beach. Full of life!

Andrew McManus

Can you still visit the nesting area to observe ?

Won’t be so nice and tranquil when there’s a greenway through the bird sanctuary... 😢

We had a bird in our living room today 🙂

We are overdue our (several) seasonal visits. High tides not welcome now !

Deirdre Burke

Always enjoy this sight, but this was amazing to see it so clearly, well done to all the volunteers who guard them 24hrs all through the breeding season

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A public consultation on the County Wicklow Maritime Strategic Review was held in Wicklow Town on Monday.

I know that many people are interested in this issue but may not have been able to attend on the day.

Attached is the list of questions that people were asked to fill out during the consultation.

If you would like to have your say, take a look at the questions and send your responses into Monika at [email protected]

thanks! J

#MaritimeWicklow #YourVoice #YourWicklow
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A public consultation on the County Wicklow Maritime Strategic Review was held in Wicklow Town on Monday.

I know that many people are interested in this issue but may not have been able to attend on the day.

Attached is the list of questions that people were asked to fill out during the consultation.

If you would like to have your say, take a look at the questions and send your responses into Monika at mmakiel@gdgeo.com

thanks! J

#MaritimeWicklow #YourVoice #YourWicklow

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Seems like Greystones harbour not mentioned much.

Jennifer Whitmore is it ok if I share this?

It was a good day at the office!

At the AGM of Wicklow County Council, I was elected as Chair of a newly formed Climate Change and Biodiversity Strategic Policy Group. I will take this Postion for 2.5 yrs and I will be handing the daisy chains of office to Cllr Steven Matthews when my term is up.

We pushed very hard today to get this new policy group formed, in recognition of the crisis we face. I look forward to working with Steven Matthews and getting my teeth into this role and really driving environmental policies forward in Wicklow.

Today's meeting, and the collaborative way in which it worked, has given me great hope that we have entered a new phase in the council, which is more representative of all the people in the county. A grouping of Inds/Greens/Sf/Labour/SocDems , which form nearly 50pc of the elected members, worked v well together to ensure we got the results we did today. It was a real indication of what can happen when we put party politics aside, and focus on policy issues instead.

I would also like to congratulate our new Cathaoirleach Irene Winters and Leas-Cathaoirleach @CllrPatKennedy on their new roles, I look forward to working with them both over the course of the year. Jennifer x
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It was a good day at the office! 

At the AGM of Wicklow County Council, I was elected as Chair of a newly formed Climate Change and Biodiversity Strategic Policy Group. I will take this Postion for 2.5 yrs and I will be handing the daisy chains of office to Cllr Steven Matthews when my term is up.

We pushed very hard today to get this new policy group formed, in recognition of the crisis we face. I look forward to working with Steven Matthews and getting my teeth into this role and really driving environmental policies forward in Wicklow. 

Todays meeting, and the collaborative way in which it worked, has given me great hope that we have entered a new phase in the council, which is more representative of all the people in  the county. A grouping of Inds/Greens/Sf/Labour/SocDems , which form nearly 50pc of the elected members, worked v well together to ensure we got the results we did today. It was a real indication of what can happen when we put party politics aside, and focus on policy issues instead.

I would also like to congratulate our new Cathaoirleach Irene Winters and Leas-Cathaoirleach @CllrPatKennedy on their new roles, I look forward to working with them both over the course of the year. Jennifer x

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Congratulations - you will be amazing.

Well done Jennifer 👍👍👍 great to have the person with most experience at the helm 👍🥊

Great news Jennifer and I hope young people like Global Warning Greystones are invited to join this committee. Well done

Excellent! Things are making sense today! 🌍💚

Great news Jennifer x

Well done and best of luck!

Fantastic no better person for the job

Well done u 👍❤️

Well done Jennifer- I’m sure you’ll do a fantastic job!

Brilliant news Jennifer 👍🏼

This is great news! Congratulations Jennifer!

Well done Jennifer, great news

Well done!

No offence but climate change just equals more taxes for which the money just disappears and no improvement Your enthusiasm is great but ce la vie

Congratulations i gave you a vote in the election. Please do all you can to protect trees as the clown in power are hell bent on chopping them down all along the road in Dublin 4 near the RDS. Petition in progress to help fight this. Hope Wicklow trees are safe

Congratulations Jennifer

Wonderful news Jenny! Congratulations to you & the very best of luck with it now. No better women for the job! 😃👍👌xxx

Congratulations Jennifer, very exciting. Any idea what they will do with all the Round Up in Ireland or when it will be banned?!

Fantastic, well done Jennifer

Fantastic. Question. I want to get an electric car but live in an apartment block so a personal charging pod wouldn't be possible. It would only be worthwhile if there was a charging point in Charlesland. What are the chances of this and what can I do to push for it. Thanks in advance.

Fantastic news, the start of a new and hopeful chapter 😃 well done Jennifer

Well done Jennifer no better woman 👏🏻 👏🏻

Well done congrats xj

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Delighted to see the Garda Pop-Up Clinic is still operating from the old Cheers shop in the Wicklow Arms (Delgany Main St).

Pop in from 7-9pm tonight and say hi to your Community Gardai Maria and JP...they are available to sign documents, answer questions and to have a natter...

Jennifer

#Delgany #Community
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Delighted to see the Garda Pop-Up Clinic is still operating from the old Cheers shop in the Wicklow Arms (Delgany Main St). 

Pop in from 7-9pm tonight and say hi to your Community Gardai Maria and JP...they are available to sign documents, answer questions and to have a natter...

Jennifer

#Delgany #Community

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Great idea

What a great idea

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To all you Cllrs out there...does anyone have an example of a really good Strategic Policy Committee that works well & drives policy development within council (as opposed to being more of an official's reporting meeting)? If so, what did you achieve thru that group? #LocalGov

3 yrs ago, @FinBreatnach warned that cost of #NCH would be >2bn. Look like he was right. He also warned that there would be access difficulties, parking problems, delays in construction & little chance of maternity hospital being built. I wish Wicklows TDs had listened back then

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