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Barry McElduff


Barry McElduff


Barry joined Sinn Féin in Carrickmore in 1982 at the age of 15. He was influenced strongly by family background, his understanding of Irish history and the hunger strikes of 1980/81. Barry was elected as a Sinn Féin delegate to the 1996 Peace Talks and was elected to the northern Assembly for the constituency of West Tyrone in 1998. He has been subsequently re-elected in 2003, 2007 and 2011. Barry served as an elected member of Omagh District Council from 2000 – 2010 and was Cathaoirleach in 2001/2002.

Barry was educated at St Colmcille’s Primary School Carrickmore, Omagh CBS and Queens University Belfast where he graduated with a BA Honours Degree in Celtic Studies/Political Science.

As an MLA, Barry is based in Omagh. He identifies his primary political interests as being the re-unification of Ireland, jobs and education. Barry has a strong interest in Gaelic games and the Irish language. Barry works closely with many GAA clubs and community groups in terms of fundraising and other initiatives. He actively supports local communities in a variety of ways eg rural broadband campaign group, local library group etc.

Barry is a member of Assembly’s Statutory Committee for the Environment. He is also member of Assembly’s All Party Group (APG) on the Construction Industry, and member of Committee on Procedures.

Barry is a member of St Colmcille’s GAC Carrickmore and also Carrickmore Regeneration Group.

Barry has written a book entitled KEEP ‘ER LIT which attracted significant public interest. His book is an account of his take on family, community and politics.

Constituency Office details:West Tyrone Sinn Féin Office, 4 James Street, Meeting House Hill, Omagh, Co.Tyrone, BT78 1DH

Clinic times: every Friday, morning and afternoon. Normally Wednesdays as well.

Date completed: June 2013

Statements (110)

Irish university entrance criteria change welcomed31 March, 2015

McElduff criticises handling of environmental cuts30 March, 2015

Illegal fuel laundering should not be used as a political football – Barry McElduff MLA23 February, 2015

McElduff to host public meeting on rural broadband2 February, 2015

All prisoners should be treated with dignity and respect - McElduff27 January, 2015

McElduff condemns security alert at Omagh school11 December, 2014

McElduff challenges health authorities on proposed cuts for Omagh14 November, 2014

McElduff welcomes announcement on Omagh palliative care ward7 November, 2014

McElduff calls on Western Trust to abandon ward merger plans6 November, 2014

Assembly to vote on overturning cross-border haulier charges - McElduff4 November, 2014

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