Hon. Jennifer Murnane O’Connor is a member of the Fianna Fail political party. In February 2020 she was elected to Dail Eireann to represent the people of Carlow/Kilkenny constituency as their TD. Her interest in politics goes right back to my childhood as her father Jimmy Murnane was an elected Fianna Fail councillor in Carlow. She was also elected to both Carlow town & county councils. In 2016 she was elected to Seanad Eireann.
Her father was one of two people that inspired me to enter politics the other was Countess de Markievicz who in 1918 became the first woman to win a seat in a parliamentary election, she is very proud to follow in her footsteps.