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Declan Kearney MLA


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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 (265)

Executive must be restored urgently to support local businesses - Kearney7 October, 2022

Join the conversation on Irish Unity – Kearney3 October, 2022

Planning for constitutional change and self-determination should start now – Kearney29 September, 2022

Kearney urges support for unprecedented conference on constitutional change27 September, 2022

Kearney welcomes significant road safety improvements for Creggan23 September, 2022

Join the Conversation on Irish Unity – Kearney23 September, 2022

EU and US have a critical role in protecting the Protocol – Kearney20 September, 2022

‘Time for global anti-apartheid movement to support occupied Palestine’ – Kearney11 August, 2022

Belfast International Airport a key economic driver in South Antrim - Kearney11 August, 2022

Submissions open to the Commission on the Future of Ireland9 August, 2022

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