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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)

We need to get real about valuing heath workers - Gildernew25 July, 2020

Health Ministers must realise the virtue of All-Island approach to tackling COVID-1924 July, 2020

Department of Health dragging its heels on reimbursement of strike pay for health workers - Gildernew23 July, 2020

Public should be encouraged and enabled to wear face coverings - Gildernew20 July, 2020

More support needed for dentists - Gildernew20 July, 2020

All-island approach required to deal with Covid, flaws in travel safeguards need addressed – Gildernew19 July, 2020

Gildernew comments on higher COVID-19 death-toll in areas of higher deprivation16 July, 2020

All steps must be taken to prevent spread of COVID-19 - Gildernew8 July, 2020

RQIA Board Resignations – ‘Terms of Reference need amended, in interests of transparency’7 July, 2020

Relaxation to visiting restrictions will be a welcome relief for many - Gildernew6 July, 2020

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