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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)

DUP’s reckless actions will pile pressure on hard-pressed emergency health workers- Gildernew30 March, 2022

Travel expenses for health workers must be increased urgently - Gildernew21 March, 2022

No one should be at risk while receiving much needed care- Gildernew16 March, 2022

Gildernew backs call to support secondary breast cancer patients16 March, 2022

Gildernew hails passing of autism bill8 March, 2022

‘Access to NHS dentists must remain priority’ – Gildernew7 March, 2022

DUP antics jeopardising funding for cancer services – Gildernew24 February, 2022

DUP’s reckless actions will pile pressure on hard-pressed health workers- Gildernew23 February, 2022

Concerns over possible end to free testing – Gildernew22 February, 2022

‘Historic day as Organ Donation Bill passes through Assembly’ – Gildernew8 February, 2022

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