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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 calls for dedicated teams to identify COVID-19 clusters in care homes8 April, 2020

Agency workers must be protected - Gildernew8 April, 2020

Sinn Féin welcome agreement on All-Ireland public health response to Covid-197 April, 2020

Gildernew welcomes delivery of PPE6 April, 2020

Health worker testing centre a 'welcome step' - Gildernew4 April, 2020

Gildernew calls for immediate COVID-19 testing at care homes1 April, 2020

Health and Safety Executive must be proactive - Gildernew31 March, 2020

Growing frustration over inadequate level of COVID-19 tests - Gildernew26 March, 2020

Gildernew welcomes parity for contaminated blood scandal victims24 March, 2020

Gildernew sends condolences after first COVID-19 death in the north19 March, 2020

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