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Last year
Jennifer Whitmore: The lifting of planning rules for solar panels is welcome but long overdue
The Social Democrats TD says the government is behind the curve as it finally lifts restrictions on numbers of panels on a property.
All time
Jennifer Whitmore: In an energy crisis, why is our government still committed to data centres?
The Social Democrats TD says we must pause development of data centres until we know if our energy infrastructure can cope with them.
Kia Sportage review: "I loved how much space I had"
Kia Sportage review: "I loved how much space I had"
Learn more about one of Ireland’s best-selling vehicles.
Jennifer Whitmore: We need a full debate and proper scrutiny of CETA trade deal
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.
'Average combined maternity and parental leave is 98 weeks in EU countries - in Ireland it's 60'
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?
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'
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'
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
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.