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 first 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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Great to see our accessible path being rolled out on South Beach - this will make such a big difference to so many beach users. Hopefully our lovely weather continues!

Well done to Julia Carrick, Wicklow Sports Partnership, Alice O'Donnell and the Greystones Municipal District - Wicklow County Council for all their work on this.
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Great to see our accessible path being rolled out on South Beach - this will make such a big difference to so many beach users. Hopefully our lovely weather continues! 

Well done to Julia Carrick, Wicklow Sports Partnership, Alice ODonnell and the Greystones Municipal District - Wicklow County Council for all their work on this.

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Is this for wheelchair users like Martin Is it’ a permanent feature

Great to see it, it’ll get lots of use!

Super! I'm delighted to see this.... We'll give it a try at the weekend with my Dad who's in an wheelchair and the kids. I assume it's OK for electric wheelchair users?

So a disabled person can now go down and fish the beach?

Hurray!

It looks great and delighted that most can now at least access in part. The Cove is also used would be great to have a strip added there also.

Thank God.!👍 another option for Victoria.

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I popped down to Wicklow Town this week and came across a lovely little pop-up art gallery on the Main Street that I just couldnt resist.

I love the idea of using empty retail premises for small ventures like this and I think they can really lift main streets and add a bit of life to them. Esp when they are full of such lovely pieces of work, J

(It's only open for 1 more week, so if you want to visit, you'd better be quick!)

#MoreOfThisPlease #ArtWickow
The Venue Gallery
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I popped down to Wicklow Town this week and came across a lovely little pop-up art gallery on the Main Street that I just couldnt resist. 

I love the idea of using empty retail premises for small ventures like this and I think they can really lift main streets and add a bit of life to them. Esp when they are full of such lovely pieces of work, J

(Its only open for 1 more week, so if you want to visit, youd better be quick!)

#MoreOfThisPlease #ArtWickow 
The Venue Gallery

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Looks great Stephanie x

Cathy Burke Artist there you are!

So.... I got a sneak preview, with Rory and Fran (Principal and Vice-Principal), of the new #GreystonesCommunityNationalSchool in Charlesland on Tuesday. And it looks fab! Lovely big rooms with lots of light, a library on the third floor that will have the best views ever, and an amazing huge assembly hall.

What's especially nice for me personally is that lobbying for this new school was one of the first political campaigns I became involved in, and now as Chair of the CNS, I get to see the building become a reality. This school will be a great addition to the Greystones school community and I look forward to seeing it grow over the coming years, Jx
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So.... I got a sneak preview, with Rory and Fran (Principal and Vice-Principal), of the new #GreystonesCommunityNationalSchool in Charlesland on Tuesday. And it looks fab! Lovely big rooms with lots of light, a library on the third floor that will have the best views ever, and an amazing huge assembly hall. 

Whats especially nice for me personally is that lobbying for this new school was one of the first political campaigns I became involved in, and now as Chair of the CNS, I get to see the building become a reality. This school will be a great addition to the Greystones school community and I look forward to seeing it grow over the coming years, Jx

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Great pics. So excited for our school 😁

It’s huge!

Looks fantastic x

So exciting 😍😍

Cant wait

It looks amazing. Always watching it’s progress when I’m driving by 👏🏼

Helen Kikta

Anja Schubert 😍😍😍

Jennifer well done for all your hard work .

Its massive

Well done to all involved.

Fantastic to see, well done Jennifer x

Looks fab! So exciting 😊

Secondary school next project 🤞🤞

Tara Uí Dhorchaí

Holy God that's a step up from the rugby club :O Congrats and well done!

Great work everyone!👌

Very exciting!

Well done Jennifer and all involved 👍🏻

Looks amazing!!!!! Where will be the new secondary school be located?

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OK...so here's some exciting news...

The Climate Change and Biodiversity Strategic Policy Committee of the Council (I know, it's a mouthful) is being set up at the moment. The make-up of this Committee (and all the others) is out for public consultation currently (see pic).

I am delighted to say that, for the first time ever in the country, Wicklow Comhairle na nÓg (as Wicklows Youth Council) will take a seat on that Committee, making sure that young people have a voice when it comes to climate change and biodiversity policy development.

As Chair of the Climate Change Committee, this is something I really wanted to see happen, as young people have really driven the climate crisis declarations and movement, and their voice is very important in this debate.

I'm really looking forward to working with all our stakeholders to make Wicklow a leader when it comes to our environment, J
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OK...so heres some exciting news...

The Climate Change and Biodiversity Strategic Policy Committee of the Council (I know, its a mouthful) is being set up at the moment. The make-up of this Committee (and all the others) is out for public consultation currently (see pic).

I am delighted to say that, for the first time ever in the country,  Wicklow Comhairle na nÓg (as Wicklows Youth Council) will take a seat on that Committee, making sure that young people have a voice when it comes to climate change and biodiversity policy development.  

As Chair of the Climate Change Committee, this is something I really wanted to see happen, as young people have really driven the climate crisis declarations and movement, and their voice is very important in this debate. 

Im really looking forward to working with all our stakeholders to make Wicklow a leader when it comes to our environment, J

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Georgia Stynes

Great work Jennifer Whitmore! Ar fheabhas 🐝👍☘️

Excellent 👍

Well done , thank you 💚🙏🏼☀️🌊

Very encouraging to hear!

Amanda Mooney

Well done Jennifer Whitmore brilliant news and a wonderful idea.

Jennifer, you are just brilliant!🙏🙏

Jane Jackson

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