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Colm Gildernew



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 (325)

Gildernew welcomes unions' vote to accept pay and staffing agreement24 February, 2020

Gildernew disappointed over lack of progress on carer's leave24 February, 2020

British government immigration plans disastrous for the health service – Gildernew24 February, 2020

Funding should be made available for three IVF cycles - Gildernew10 February, 2020

Agency spend linked to workforce planning and safe staffing levels7 February, 2020

Gildernew welcomes funding for contaminated blood patients7 February, 2020

Gildernew welcomes commitment to implement Hyponatraemia recommendations7 February, 2020

All Ireland approach to Coronavirus must be intensified - Gildernew31 January, 2020

Investment needed to address emergency waiting times - Gildernew30 January, 2020

Slow change at Dunmurry ‘deeply concerning’ - Gildernew29 January, 2020

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