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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 requests meeting with Ambulance Service over response concerns4 January, 2023

Tory government needs to reverse decade-long policy of cuts and invest in health service - Gildernew4 January, 2023

‘Nurses deserve fair pay and safe staffing’ – Gildernew20 December, 2022

Situation at RVH Emergency Department deeply concerning – Gildernew14 December, 2022

Health workers deserve fair pay rise and safe staffing – Gildernew8 December, 2022

Gildernew deeply saddened at death of child with Strep A linked illness6 December, 2022

Executive needed to invest in health services - Gildernew25 November, 2022

Collapse of services is not transformation – Gildernew21 November, 2022

Gildernew deeply concerned ambulances and crews are tied up outside hospitals20 November, 2022

‘Suffering cancer patients need Executive formed’ - Gildernew11 November, 2022

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