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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 change in maternity visits4 May, 2021

Gildernew welcomes vaccine roll out to 30-34 year-olds30 April, 2021

Families will welcome care home visiting guidance - Gildernew28 April, 2021

Gildernew calls for support for those with long COVID27 April, 2021

Tackling health inequalities key to recovery plan - Gildernew22 April, 2021

Third neurology recall 'deeply concerning' - Gildernew20 April, 2021

Gildernew welcomes extension of vaccines to 35-39 year-olds19 April, 2021

Muckamore Abbey investigation part of long ordeal for patients and families - Gildernew16 April, 2021

Gildernew welcomes long overdue expansion of contact testing15 April, 2021

Health Inequalities continue to plague deprived communities - Gildernew14 April, 2021

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