Jennifer is the Fine Gael TD for the Dún Laoghaire Constituency, Vice Chair of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party and Spokesperson for Equality. She is also Vice Chair of the Justice Committee as well as being a member of the Public Accounts Committee and the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement Committee. Jennifer was a member of the Special Dáil Committee on Covid prior to its disbandment into sectoral Committees in September 2020.
Previously, Jennifer was a Councillor for the Killiney-Shankill ward. Since first being elected as a public representative, she has prioritised families experiencing homelessness and domestic abuse awareness. Jennifer has supported, and personally assisted a number of homeless women with small children to find appropriate accommodation. She has also worked closely with Coercive Control Ireland to raise awareness of this issue. Coercive Control became a criminal offence in January 2019.
Since being elected as a TD, Jennifer has continued to work for her constituents at a national level, drawing on a decade of experience working in Government on policy and legislation.
Jennifer is passionate about politics as a tool to improve social justice, opportunity and fairness. Her vision for the future of Ireland is to continue to work through Covid, rebuild a strong economy, full employment, at the centre of Europe and a compassionate country that supports its people