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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 (228)

‘Muckamore report doesn’t expose full extent of failings’ - Gildernew20 December, 2018

Gildernew slams UDA graffiti on Caledon bilingual signage19 December, 2018

‘Muckamore apology welcome but lack of transparency must change’ - Gildernew18 December, 2018

‘Audit report shows need for Health transformation’ - Gildernew18 December, 2018

Gildernew backs calls for Muckamore Abbey public inquiry12 December, 2018

Gildernew welcomes progress on Epi-pens11 December, 2018

Gildernew challenges Trust on need for transparency over Muckamore6 December, 2018

‘Vital that carers are supported’ - Gildernew30 November, 2018

Funding package will not end crisis in community pharmacies - Gildernew21 November, 2018

Sinn Féin welcome Citizens Assembly on social care21 November, 2018

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