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.
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Dáil Éireann, Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
Cutting the grant for residential solar panels from January will completely undermine the Government’s Climate Action Plan, according to Social Democrats TD Jennifer Whitmore. Deputy Whitmore, who is the party’s spokesperson on climate and biodiversity, said: “This week, the Taoiseach is attending COP28 in Dubai where he has talked about Ireland’s need to reduce greenhouse […]Read more
Social Democrats TD Jennifer Whitmore has described the first day agreement on a loss and damage fund at COP28 as a positive start but warned that the climate summit would ultimately be judged on commitments secured to phase out the use of fossil fuels. Deputy Whitmore, who is the party’s spokesperson on climate and biodiversity, […]Read more
The new €3.1 billion Climate and Nature Fund must not be allowed to facilitate fossil fuel related investments that are at odds with Government policy to reduce Ireland’s greenhouse emissions, according to Social Democrats TD Jennifer Whitmore. Deputy Whitmore, who is the party’s spokesperson on climate and biodiversity, said: “The 2018 Irish Fossil Fuel Divestment […]Read more