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Alex Maskey was born and reared in Belfast and is married with two sons. He was interned without trial twice during the 1970s.

Throughout the conflict there were several attempts on his life by loyalists in collusion with British forces and the RUC, with the family home being attacked on several occasions.

He was very seriously injured in 1987 and in 1993 his friend Alan Lundy shot dead when the Maskey home and family were again attacked.

Alex has been a Sinn Féin elected representative for the past 33 years, the longest serving elected representative for the party in Ireland, having been first been elected to Belfast City Council in 1983, the first Sinn Féin councillor in the city hall.

In 2002 Alex became the first ever Sinn Féin Mayor of Belfast. He was elected to the Assembly in 1998.

Alex has served in the Assembly as the party chief whip and on several statutory/scrutiny committees including Finance and Environment and he is currently chairperson of the Social Development Committee.

Alex is a member of the party's Ard Chomairle and a key member of the Sinn Féin negotiations team.

Statements (335)

Maskey urges support for anti-social vigil7 January, 2009

Criminalisation of Dialogue is the wrong path for Spanish Government - Maskey7 January, 2009

Maskey welcomes Primrose Hill traffic light switch on19 December, 2008

Parker and Maskey to attend official opening of Finaghy Crossroads Group Office16 December, 2008

Maskey hits out after Newtownbreda attack16 December, 2008

Cautious welcome for Environment Minister’s HMO plans15 December, 2008

Maskey raises PSNI disciplinary investigation with senior officers15 December, 2008

60th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights should refocus efforts to deliver such rights in Ireland.10 December, 2008

Spotlight must be kept on abuses of foreign workers following Filipino fishers abuse revelations.9 December, 2008

Sinn Féin calls for public inquiry into proposed City Airport extension9 December, 2008

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