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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)

Universal COVID-19 testing in care homes required as a matter of urgency - Gildernew18 May, 2020

Gildernew welcomes publication of Executive’s plan for easing COVID-19 restrictions12 May, 2020

COVID-19 care home figures must be published in the public interest - Gildernew7 May, 2020

Social care workers should be protected - Gildernew5 May, 2020

Gildernew welcomes increase of nursing and midwifery undergraduate places4 May, 2020

NISRA figures highlight the need for care home testing - Gildernew1 May, 2020

Sinn Féin welcome today’s All-Ireland meeting on response to COVID-1930 April, 2020

Gildernew welcomes change in blood donation rules30 April, 2020

Frontline workers need solidarity and support in battle against COVID-19 - Gildernew28 April, 2020

Health worker pay award update welcome - Gildernew27 April, 2020

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