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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)

GP survey clear on need for action to end crisis – Gildernew18 October, 2021

£5.5m funding for GPs a ‘welcome first step’ – Gildernew15 October, 2021

Gildernew to raise delays in £500 payment at Health Committee6 October, 2021

Threats against Health Minister 'appalling and absolutely disgraceful' - Gildernew30 September, 2021

Improvement in cancer waiting times to be welcomed - Gildernew30 September, 2021

Gildernew welcomes progress on organ donation bill20 September, 2021

Urgent decision needed on vaccinations for 12-15 year-olds - Gildernew9 September, 2021

Gildernew welcomes progress of Urology Services Public Inquiry31 August, 2021

Gildernew welcomes launch of Cancer Strategy Consultation25 August, 2021

GP access and experiences survey a ‘big success’ – Gildernew24 August, 2021

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