Meet Jennifer

Jennifer Whitmore is a TD for Wicklow.

With a background in ecology, marine science and environmental law, Jennifer believes that we need delivery on climate action now and should use every opportunity at our disposal to effect positive change in this area.

Before entering politics, Jennifer spent ten years in Australia as a senior policy analyst alongside government Ministers, developing environmental law, water management and energy policy. She also spent several years working with the Marine Institute as a scientist.

Since Jennifer’s election to the Dáil in 2020, she has highlighted the need for better controls on energy prices and advocated for better protections for families at risk of fuel poverty.

She has also served as the Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on International Surrogacy and has called for a fully publicly funded childcare and early education service that meets the needs of parents, children and educators.

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.

Jennifer’s Priorities

  • Meaningful climate action underpinned by the principles of a Just Transition.
  • Take the steps required to protect and improve our biodiversity.
  • Reduce energy prices and diversify our energy sources by encouraging major investment in solar and offshore wind.
  • Build a rural public transport system that is regular, reliable and affordable.
  • Meet our climate targets through a Just Transition.
  • Ensure adequate school planning.
  • Reduce the cost of childcare.

Get in touch

jennifer.whitmore@oireachtas.ie

085 173 8804

Dáil Éireann, Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

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Ireland facing billions in fines because of Government’s failure to meet climate targets

It is scandalous that Ireland is facing billions of euros in fines because of the Government’s failure to meet its climate targets, according to Social Democrats TD Jennifer Whitmore. Deputy Whitmore, who is the party’s spokesperson on climate and biodiversity, said: “According to the latest Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report, Ireland is set to miss […]

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Getting rid of best before dates would help reduce food waste

Getting rid of best before dates would dramatically reduce food waste in Ireland, according to Social Democrats TD Jennifer Whitmore. Deputy Whitmore, who is the party’s spokesperson on climate and biodiversity, said: “At today’s meeting of the Joint Committee on Environment and Climate Action, I pointed out that a million tonnes of food is thrown […]

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Government fails to tackle income gap at the heart of child poverty

Shameful levels of child poverty will be one of this Government’s enduring legacies, according to Social Democrats TD Jennifer Whitmore. Deputy Whitmore, who is the party’s spokesperson on children, said: “The release of the Children’s Rights Alliance’s third Child Poverty Monitor makes for grim reading. “The report reveals that 260,773 children experienced enforced deprivation in […]

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