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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 (249)

Moy Park should engage properly with workers on pay - Kearney6 June, 2022

Kearney welcomes approval for major Ballyclare investment20 May, 2022

The Assembly election is over, democracy must prevail – Kearney14 May, 2022

Kearney welcomes latest senior US intervention in support of the Good Friday Agreement26 April, 2022

British government attempts to break International Law and derail negotiations condemned - Kearney21 April, 2022

Tories must scrap Brexit visa plans which will deter tourists - Kearney20 April, 2022

The vision of 1916 remains our reference point for the new Ireland - Kearney15 April, 2022

Kearney welcomes positive Spanish government intervention in support of GFA & Protocol12 April, 2022

Kearney welcomes European Commission's assurance on access to medicines12 April, 2022

Kearney and McManus welcome EU progress on access to medicines7 April, 2022

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