Jennifer was elected as a TD for Dún Laoghaire in the 2020 General Election. Prior to this, she was elected to represent the Killiney-Shankill Ward on Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council in May 2019 on her first attempt.
Since first being elected as a public representative, Jennifer has prioritised families experiencing homelessness and domestic abuse awareness. She 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.
Since being elected as a TD, Jennifer has continued to work for constituents at a national level, drawing on a decade of experience working in Government on policy and legislation. She is passionate about politics as a tool to improve social justice, opportunity and fairness.
Previously Jennifer has worked within Fine Gael as well as in government for the Department for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Department for Justice and Equality and the Department for Children and Youth Affairs.
News & Statements
Garda powers should be extended to include the policing of face coverings at outdoor demonstrations – Carroll MacNeill
The wearing of face coverings at large outdoor gatherings, including organised protests and demonstrations, should be made mandatory, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Nine out of ten people believe policing of sexual offences must be top priority – Carroll MacNeill
A fundamental rethink is needed in our approach to gender-based and sexual violence, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Divisional Protective Services Units will ensure victims of crime are supported during investigation process – Carroll Mac Neill
The nationwide rollout of Garda Divisional Protective Services Units will ensure victims of domestic and sexual violence are adequately supported when they present to authorities, Fine Gael TD Jennifer Carroll MacNeill has said.