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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 (308)

Maskey calls for publication of RHI names1 March, 2017

People of North see future in Europe - Maskey26 February, 2017

People will not be fooled by Foster’s silence on RHI – Maskey11 February, 2017

People Before Profit jeopardise Belfast workers jobs2 February, 2017

Maskey calls on Hamilton to state when he became aware of advisor's father-in-law's RHI link22 January, 2017

Sinn Féin MLA, Alex Maskey, to speak at Basque Sortu Refounding Congress20 January, 2017

DUP further undermining public confidence through Community Hall Grants scheme - Maskey14 January, 2017

Equality must be at the heart of the political institutions - Maskey13 January, 2017

Maskey comments on Boundary Commission report6 September, 2016

Maskey condemns attempt to block Arnaldo Otegi from elections25 August, 2016

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