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Colm Gildernew

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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)

Gildernew sends condolences after first COVID-19 death in the north19 March, 2020

Gildernew calls for increased COVID-19 testing17 March, 2020

Additional Coranavirus cases likely - Colm Gildernew MLA4 March, 2020

Urgent action needed to tackle infant mortality rates - Gildernew4 March, 2020

Gildernew welcomes all-Ireland coronavirus meeting29 February, 2020

Health Service responds best with community support as Coronavirus case confirmed27 February, 2020

All-Ireland approach needed to deal with Coronavirus - Gildernew26 February, 2020

Gildernew welcomes unions' vote to accept pay and staffing agreement24 February, 2020

Gildernew disappointed over lack of progress on carer's leave24 February, 2020

British government immigration plans disastrous for the health service – Gildernew24 February, 2020

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