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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)

Big Jab Weekend opportunity to get Vaccinated - Gildernew20 August, 2021

Gildernew welcomes confirmation of back payments for people impacted by contaminated blood scandal19 August, 2021

Emergency Department waiting times continue to be unacceptable – Gildernew11 August, 2021

Recruitment and retention of staff critical for health service – Gildernew11 August, 2021

There must be zero tolerance of attacks on health workers - Gildernew10 August, 2021

Gildernew welcomes extension of COVID vaccine to 16 and 17 year-olds4 August, 2021

Gildernew condemns online threats2 August, 2021

COVID vaccines still available - Gildernew1 August, 2021

Difficulties in GP out of hours services adding to hospital pressures - Gildernew30 July, 2021

Gildernew encourages people to get vaccinated30 July, 2021

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