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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)

The public and health workers need clarity on vaccine approach - Gildernew5 January, 2021

Gildernew calls for urgent meeting of health committee on rise in Covid cases3 January, 2021

Gildernew deeply concerned as north records highest number of positive Covid-19 cases30 December, 2020

Gildernew welcomes authorisation of Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine30 December, 2020

‘Concern at discovery of new COVID strain’ - Gildernew23 December, 2020

‘Health Minister needs to bring forward travel restriction proposals’ - Gildernew21 December, 2020

Health Minister must bring forward proposals to deal with new COVID strain - Gildernew19 December, 2020

Care home visits must be applied in a safe and compassionate way - Gildernew17 December, 2020

Proposals required to ease pressure on health service - Gildernew16 December, 2020

Gildernew urges health minister to bring forward concrete proposals15 December, 2020

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