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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New Primary for Kilcoole/NTMK - what kind of school do you want?

Some of you may be aware that I am the Chair of the Community National School in Greystones. It is a multi-denominational school with an ethos of inclusivity, parental & community involvement, and excellence in education - all principles that I can firmly get behind.

The Dept of Education has planned another primary school for the Kilcoole / Newtownmountkennedy area. The patron has yet to be determined, and it will be based on the preference of parents in the local area.

The KWETB (the patron of the CNS schools) is holding a public meeting this Wednesday night to explain what the CNS model of primary education is and to answer what questions parents may have. Or check out www.cns.ie

So, if you are the parent of a little one and live in the Kilcoole/NTMK area, please come along. Please tag anyone that may be interested.

When: Wed, 21st November at 7.30pm.
Where: Parkview Hotel, Newtownmountkennedy.
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New Primary for Kilcoole/NTMK - what kind of school do you want?Some of you may be aware that I am the Chair of the Community National School in Greystones. It is a multi-denominational school with an ethos of inclusivity, parental & community involvement, and excellence in education - all principles that I can firmly get behind.The Dept of Education has planned another primary school for the Kilcoole / Newtownmountkennedy area. The patron has yet to be determined, and it will be based on the preference of parents in the local area.The KWETB (the patron of the CNS schools) is holding a public meeting this Wednesday night to explain what the CNS model of primary education is and to answer what questions parents may have. Or check out www.cns.ieSo, if you are the parent of a little one and live in the Kilcoole/NTMK area, please come along. Please tag anyone that may be interested.When: Wed, 21st November at 7.30pm.
Where: Parkview Hotel, Newtownmountkennedy.

 

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Do Community National Schools promote religiosity through the GMGY course which is part of their ethos?

Thanks I'll definitely make it. Really sounds like a great ethos for a school. I like that it seems to strike a good balance.

Thanks Jennifer. I love the Community National School model too! Great to see wider diversity and choice for coming generations and letting everyone have their say is so important!!

Margaret Moore-Parle - Info evening.

Educate Together all day long.

Maybe secular one for a change? And then there is the KWETB and Bray ETNS temporary accomodation saga.. why support them? https://www.facebook.com/100402570036621/posts/1887814984628695/

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The Social Democrats are building strongly across the country and preparing for the next local elections...& no more so than in Wicklow.

Last night, the Wicklow Branch of the #SocDems selected Dave McGinn Social Democrats to run as our candidate for the Baltinglass District Council next May.

Dave works in the Tech sector and was heavily involved in the Repeal campaign in West Wicklow. On top of all that, he is a genuinely nice guy. I'm delighted to see him put his name forward and look forward to working with him as he starts his political journey.

Check out his page to see what kind of stuff he gets up to - and if you are in West Wicklow and would like to help with his campaign, just drop us a line...thanks! Jennifer

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The Social Democrats are building strongly across the country and preparing for the next local elections...& no more so than in Wicklow.Last night, the Wicklow Branch of the #SocDems selected Dave McGinn Social Democrats to run as our candidate for the Baltinglass District Council next May.Dave works in the Tech sector and was heavily involved in the Repeal campaign in West Wicklow. On top of all that, he is a genuinely nice guy. Im delighted to see him put his name forward and look forward to working with him as he starts his political journey.Check out his page to see what kind of stuff he gets up to - and if you are in West Wicklow and would like to help with his campaign, just drop us a line...thanks! JenniferSocDems Wicklow

 

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Dave is a great addition to the team

SDs Building across the "country....,?

congratulations Dave - you'll be a great local rep for West Cllr. Jennifer Whitmore, General Election Candidate for Wicklow

" It's always about the MONEY, never the Environment or the Neighbours The fact is there is no safe setback distance for wind Turbines, NOT GREEN, NOT CHEAP, NOT RELIABLE, and come with very BAD side EFFECT on people and the ENVIRONMENT. there is Nothing GREEN about WIND TURBINES . SAY NO TO WIND TURBINES and then you might have a chance of building support in South and West Wicklow.

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Delighted to see the work progress on the new pitches (grass & astro) at the back of St. Laurences in Greystones. There will also be a small MUGA area, with plans to put a basketball hoop in. This is going to be such an important community facility when finished. ... See MoreSee Less

Delighted to see the work progress on the new pitches (grass & astro) at the back of St. Laurences in Greystones. There will also be a small MUGA area, with plans to put a basketball hoop in. This is going to be such an important community facility when finished.

 

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Well done to all people who have worked on this fantastic job looking great 👍🏻

When is the road there due for completion? Wicklow arms to Seagreen is in need to widening and resurfacing, it’s not fit for purpose anymore, particularly at peak times

That’s amazing 👍🏼

Nice one!

That’s amazing 👍🏼

Hi Jennifer Is there going to be path/ and or cycle lane at the far side to Delgany Wood do you know?

Basketball is my speciality in that I have developed a complete new model for playing and coaching.A side benefit for parents is their children learn about being great communicators as well as goal setting.Where's there's a basketball court there is potential for a new club.

Catherine Murphy

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Delighted to see my proposal to save Luggala reported in the Wicklow Times this week, Jennifer ... See MoreSee Less

Delighted to see my proposal to save Luggala reported in the Wicklow Times this week, Jennifer
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Hey @ReginaDo - #SocDems Bill to extend unpaid leave for working parents from four to six months is making good progress through the Oireachtas thanks to support from other parties - all part of improving #worklifebalance @SocDems #WorldChildrensDay

Our proposals to improve work-life balance - Social Democrats

www.socialdemocrats.ie

[email protected] says an urgent audit is needed of women who have been tested for BRCA cancer gene in Crumlin Hospital - follows report that cancer patient was given false all-clear - by @JohnMooneyST in @SunTimesIreland #Marian

Urgent audit needed for women who have taken cancer gene test - Shortall - Social Democrats

www.socialdemocrats.ie

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