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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 (224)

Solid support for the Protocol across the north – Kearney29 June, 2022

Scottish people have a fundamental right to determine their own future – Kearney28 June, 2022

Opportunities for a new Ireland despite Tory/DUP attack on the Good Friday Agreement – Kearney21 June, 2022

Certainty needed for workers, farmers and business following British act of bad faith – Kearney15 June, 2022

Restoration of Executive essential to put more funding in regional health services - Kearney10 June, 2022

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

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