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Declan Kearney


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Declan is a native of Antrim town, and a son of the late veteran civil rights activist Oliver, and Brigid Kearney, nee Totten.

He has deep personal roots in and widespread family connections across South Antrim.

A lifelong Gael, he played football and hurling, and participated in Scór, on behalf of Kickham’s Creggan.

As a fluent Gaeilgeoir Declan has promoted and taught Gaeilge throughout southwest Antrim. He is a father of two, and his own family is bilingual.

He has a strong background in community economic development and local campaigning.

Declan has been active in republican politics since 1980, and is a former Sinn Féin County Antrim organiser. He has been a key member of Sinn Féin’s national leadership since 2003, and has previously served as the Party’s northern Chairperson and deputy General Secretary.

Currently he is the Sinn Féin National Chairperson and has been central to the Party’s all-Ireland development, and its negotiations and reconciliation strategies.

Statements (313)

Sinn Féin Chairperson to update Irish Americans on current political crises6 March, 2018

Kearney writes to airport owners about DUP fundraiser reports4 March, 2018

Kearney welcomes Taoiseach’s meeting with representatives of civic nationalism28 February, 2018

Questions for International Airport on DUP Annual dinner claims – Kearney24 February, 2018

Kearney calls for civic campaign to defend Good Friday Agreement23 February, 2018

Brexit extremists are pursuing a wrecker’s charter against the GFA21 February, 2018

Kearney extends condolences to family of Florida school shooting victim16 February, 2018

Crumlin community in shock following murder of elderly man - Kearney29 January, 2018

Nominations for Leas-Uachtarán Shinn Féin close29 January, 2018

Nominations for Sinn Féin Leas-Uachtarán open tomorrow – Kearney21 January, 2018

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