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This year 2022

Jennifer Whitmore: The lifting of planning rules for solar panels is welcome but long overdue
# Ireland Going Green
# Ireland Going Green

Jennifer Whitmore: The lifting of planning rules for solar panels is welcome but long overdue

Updated Oct 4th 2022, 12:17 PM 30,617 Views 27 Comments

The Social Democrats TD says the government is behind the curve as it finally lifts restrictions on numbers of panels on a property.

Last year 2021

Jennifer Whitmore: In an energy crisis, why is our government still committed to data centres?
# No Clear Plan
# No Clear Plan

Jennifer Whitmore: In an energy crisis, why is our government still committed to data centres?

Updated Sep 28th 2021, 1:53 PM 28,045 Views 119 Comments

The Social Democrats TD says we must pause development of data centres until we know if our energy infrastructure can cope with them.

Jennifer Whitmore: We need a full debate and proper scrutiny of CETA trade deal
# Trade
# Trade

Jennifer Whitmore: We need a full debate and proper scrutiny of CETA trade deal

Feb 10th 2021, 7:00 AM 11,349 Views 23 Comments

The Social Democrats TD argues that there has been more time dedicated to the controversial Canadian-EU trade deal on the airwaves and social media than in the Dáil.

All time

'Average combined maternity and parental leave is 98 weeks in EU countries - in Ireland it's 60'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Average combined maternity and parental leave is 98 weeks in EU countries - in Ireland it's 60'

Feb 8th 2018, 7:00 AM 27,849 Views 48 Comments

Ireland is one of the worst countries when it comes to both parental leave payments as well as the length of parental leave, writes Jennifer Whitmore.

Measles outbreak: Should we pay doctors to track down unvaccinated children?
# Anti-vaxxers
# Anti-vaxxers

Measles outbreak: Should we pay doctors to track down unvaccinated children?

Nov 21st 2017, 7:00 AM 15,575 Views 159 Comments

Australian doctors receive payments to track down and vaccinate children who are more than two months overdue for their vaccines, writes Jennifer Whitmore.

Affordable Childcare Scheme: 'Childcare providers are desperate and frustrated'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Affordable Childcare Scheme: 'Childcare providers are desperate and frustrated'

Sep 4th 2017, 6:30 AM 7,510 Views 21 Comments

Childcare providers have subsidised the chronic underfunding from the government out of their own pockets for years, writes Jennifer Whitmore.

Cllr Jennifer Whitmore: 'I'm shocked a breastfeeding politician was considered news'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Cllr Jennifer Whitmore: 'I'm shocked a breastfeeding politician was considered news'

Jun 27th 2017, 6:30 AM 19,414 Views 58 Comments

Maternity leave should be a universal right regardless of whether you are elected or unelected, writes Jennifer Whitmore.

Opinion: With such a meagre allowance, our new water charges can't be about conservation
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Opinion: With such a meagre allowance, our new water charges can't be about conservation

May 15th 2014, 1:00 PM 74 Views 74 Comments

Charging us for water that is a basic need, when we have no option or alternative but to use that water, is simply a measure in cost recovery.