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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 (325)

Gildernew welcomes hyponatremia consultation12 April, 2021

No one should be organising illegal protests - Gildernew9 April, 2021

Gildernew welcomes extension of vaccines to over 40s8 April, 2021

Weaknesses in coordination of north/south COVID-19 response must be addressed urgently - Gildernew28 March, 2021

Gildernew welcomes increased support for victims of contaminated blood scandal25 March, 2021

Contact tracing has invaluable role to play – Gildernew23 March, 2021

Department should bring forward a workable strategy to reduce waiting lists - Gildernew11 March, 2021

‘Blanket ban on visiting in some care homes unacceptable’ – Gildernew10 March, 2021

Gildernew welcomes extra payment for those affected by contaminated blood scandal1 March, 2021

Gildernew welcomes hospital visiting changes26 February, 2021

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