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Colm Gildernew MLA



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 (331)

All health workers should receive £500 payment before Christmas – Gildernew9 November, 2021

Gildernew ‘concerned’ at developing crisis in health and social care2 November, 2021

Booster jab process needs to be sped up – Gildernew1 November, 2021

Gildernew welcomes Rapid Testing scheme26 October, 2021

Gildernew deeply concerned at delays in Autism assessments22 October, 2021

Minister must deliver plan to address child health waiting lists – Gildernew21 October, 2021

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

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