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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)

‘Workers and reclosed business need support’ – Gildernew20 September, 2020

Minister must show action on testing - Gildernew14 September, 2020

Gildernew welcomes publication of papers into social care10 September, 2020

Swann's over-reliance on England’s Covid testing model problematic - Gildernew9 September, 2020

Gildernew praises dedication of emergency response staff9 September, 2020

Gildernew welcomes public inquiry into Muckamore Abbey Hospital8 September, 2020

Adequate Covid19 testing must be available – Gildernew8 September, 2020

Gildernew calls for urgent public inquiry into Muckamore Abbey Hospital7 September, 2020

Gildernew raises concerns about Health Department's preparations for COVID-19 winter surge 3 September, 2020

Concern at rise in Covid19 cases – Gildernew2 September, 2020

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