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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Ok folks..I need your help.

I'm doing a 2 min info video, for the SocDems, on our Unpaid Parental Leave that's coming into play in Sept and am looking for a few mams & dads to take part in it.

So, if the extended leave is something that is going to be useful for your family, and you are happy to tell us how you will be using it, I'd love to have your help. We'll be doing it on the evening of the 19th in Greystones and you can bring the kiddies...Just DM me or email me on [email protected] for more info.

(& I promise it'll be painless 😀), J
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Ok folks..I need your help.Im doing a 2 min info video, for the SocDems, on our Unpaid Parental Leave thats coming into play in Sept and am looking for a few mams & dads to take part in it.So, if the extended leave is something that is going to be useful for your family, and you are happy to tell us how you will be using it, Id love to have your help. Well be doing it on the evening of the 19th in Greystones and you can bring the kiddies...Just DM me or email me on whitmore.jennifer@gmail.com for more info.(& I promise itll be painless 😀), J

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Well when our kids were young I made great use of the existing PL....although because it was unpaid we staycationed those years but it was great having most of the summer off. If we were still at that stage would defo be trying to avail of it.

Best of luck! This one is a real game changer for so many and the work put into getting the bill through is much appreciated !

Field of Dreams this evening @ Éire Óg Greystones GAA Club

(Photo credit goes to my hubby...cause if I didnt credit him, he was threatening to out me 😂)
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Field of Dreams this evening @ Éire Óg Greystones GAA Club(Photo credit goes to my hubby...cause if I didnt credit him, he was threatening to out me 😂)

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Nice one Tony!

Torn between liking comment or laughing at the last bit 😂😂

Well done Tony Duddy

Great pic, was trying to capture it over the sea, but unfortunately it never works for me, same with the moon. Well done Tony.

Can't believe you cropped me out of my own picture 🌈

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Are you worried about your child not having a secondary school place in Greystones for 2020? I'll be on @WicklowThisWeek this morning just after 9am talking about this stressful situation for parents & students @eastcoastfm

So just to recap:

May 9th: Ireland declares Climate Emergency
May 28th: Ireland issues new oil & Gas exploration licenses
June 10th: Bruton bows to legal threats over smokey coal ban
July: Deep Energy Retrofit scheme 'ends'? leaving thousands in limbo.
#ClimateEmergency ?

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