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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 (120)

Gildernew support for cancer strategy15 January, 2018

Gildernew praise for carers21 December, 2017

Gildernew raises domiciliary care concerns20 December, 2017

Domiciliary care should not be means tested - Gildernew14 December, 2017

Sinn Féin welcome social care report11 December, 2017

‘Families should not be pressured into direct payments’ - Gildernew15 November, 2017

‘Caring home care model needed’ - Gildernew3 November, 2017

Glidernew welcomes £40 million for health13 October, 2017

Gildernew calls for widespread engagement ahead of healthcare consultation29 August, 2017

Safety of care home residents must be the priority – Colm Gildernew21 August, 2017

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