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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)

Gildernew urges public to follow face covering guidance10 August, 2020

Independent public inquiry needed into Muckamore Abbey scandal - Gildernew5 August, 2020

Nursing and Midwifery student’s contribution in health crisis to be recognised – Gildernew3 August, 2020

Health minister must act to ensure health workers are reimbursed - Gildernew3 August, 2020

Remain vigilant to COVID-19 threat - Gildernew2 August, 2020

Gildernew calls for removal of offensive and provocative flags1 August, 2020

Audit Office workforce report another clear warning on the need to invest - Gildernew31 July, 2020

Minister must involve health workers in plans to rebuild health service – Gildernew29 July, 2020

One-off carers’ grant must be considered by the Health Minister – Gildernew28 July, 2020

Gildernew calls on Health Minister to pay HSC workers for wages lost during strike action27 July, 2020

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