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Colm Gildernew



Colm Gildernew, 48, was born into one of Tyrone's prominent Republican families as the campaign for Civil Rights was stepping up in 1969 and is married with three children.

Colm is well known on the traditional music scene and is a founding member of the first Brantry Comhaltas Ceoltorí Éireann. He is also a founding member, former Chairman of and current director of Aghaloo Credit Union, a member of and keen follower of Aghaloo CLG, founding member of The Brantry Area Rural Development Association and has been chairman of both his local Sinn Féin Cumann and Comhairle Ceantair.

Colm worked at home in the farming and engineering business eventually taking over the engineering enterprise with one of his brothers and running it successfully for 10 years. He has participated in business development groups on behalf of the legacy council and is well known in local business circles.

He received a first class honours degree in social work, it is in this field he has been working until his local area selected him to be co-opted to the Assembly.

Statements (133)

Workforce key to social care reform - Gildernew14 May, 2018

Anger over vandalism to bilingual sign11 May, 2018

Adult Social Care reform is needed but can only be done in partnership19 April, 2018

Gildernew welcomes withdrawal of Ashbrooke appeal17 April, 2018

Gildernew urges vigilance after cattle theft11 April, 2018

'Boundary Commission cannot ignore overwhelming opposition’ - Gildernew28 March, 2018

‘There can be no return to gerrymandering’ - Gildernew12 March, 2018

Electoral Office must implement online registration – Gildernew23 February, 2018

Anger over vandalism to bilingual welcome sign22 February, 2018

Gildernew calls for publication of Crowley Report16 February, 2018

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