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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 (228)

Gildernew welcomes union announcement on health strike16 January, 2020

Gildernew welcomes announcement of pay parity14 January, 2020

‘Urgent action need to tackle workforce shortages and funding pressures’ - Gildernew26 September, 2019

Gildernew welcomes Electoral Registration clinic25 September, 2019

‘Staggering impact on health services feared’ - Gildernew12 September, 2019

Silence on Brexit risk to Health not an option - Gildernew6 September, 2019

'Public entitled to truth on Neurology Scandal' - Gildernew5 September, 2019

'Muckamore resettlement failure due to lack of planning' - Gildernew3 September, 2019

'Department assurances meaningless without detail' – Gildernew2 September, 2019

‘Scale of Muckamore investigation emphasises failure of care’ – Gildernew27 August, 2019

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