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Declan McAleer


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Declan is married to Geraldine and they have three children, Tárlach and Ríoghnach and Donnchadh. He joined the party as a teenager is the current spokesperson on Transport and infrastructure. Declan has a particular interest in rural development and sits on the DARD, DRD and Standard and Privileges committees at Stormont. He was co-opted into the Assembly in place of Pat Doherty when the SF implemented the policy which phased out dual mandates.

Declan was first elected to Omagh District Council in 2005, holding on to a seat previously held by his late father, Barney. He was Chairman of Omagh District Council from 2010-2011 and previously held the position of chair of the Council’s Planning committee and Development committee.

Declan is a qualified Lecturer in Psychology and has taught in Omagh College and in Dean Maguirc College, Carrickmore. He is also a member of the board of Governors of two local schools and was a member of the Western Education and Library Board for 6 years.

Declan was previously employed as a Political Advisor to Pat Doherty MP and has been involved in bringing forward a number of key strategic projects in the constituency, including lobbying for the transfer of the vacated military grounds at Lisanelly for use as a shared educational campus and securing progress on the A5 dual carriageway.

He is Chairperson of Loughmacrory Community Development Association and a member of Loughmacrory GFC.

Statements (127)

Sinn Féin meet transport and infrastructure stakeholders - McAleer25 May, 2016

Brexit conference to be held in Omagh on 15th April8 April, 2016

McAleer welcomes progress on A5 upgrade31 March, 2016

'Fair pricing legislation for farmers merits further consideration' - McAleer24 March, 2016

McAleer welcomes passing of historic Rural Needs Bill8 March, 2016

McAleer brings residents opposed to gold processing plant to Stormont16 February, 2016

McAleer welcomes progression of Rural Needs Bill16 February, 2016

Announced consultation for A5 is welcome news - McAleer11 February, 2016

Rural Development Fund of £506m has made considerable change - McAleer11 February, 2016

McAleer welcomes progress of Land Compensation Bill10 February, 2016

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