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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 vaccinations for special school staff1 February, 2021

Gildernew welcomes £500 payment for health workers27 January, 2021

Minister of Health must make urgent bids for funding - Gildernew26 January, 2021

Practical and psychological support for health workers needed urgently - Gildernew24 January, 2021

Health Minister should lever-in private health care capacity to treat cancer patients - Gildernew22 January, 2021

Health minister must ensure effective and efficient roll-out of vaccine - Gildernew11 January, 2021

Everyone must help ease health service pressures - Gildernew10 January, 2021

Cancelled urgent cancer care deeply worrying – Gildernew8 January, 2021

Improving test and trace system essential to COVID recovery - Gildernew7 January, 2021

Serious questions need answered over contraceptive implant concerns - Gildernew6 January, 2021

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