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Declan McAleer


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Declan is married to Geraldine and they have three children, Tárlach and Ríoghnach and Donnchadh. He joined the party as a teenager is the current spokesperson on Transport and infrastructure. Declan has a particular interest in rural development and sits on the DARD, DRD and Standard and Privileges committees at Stormont. He was co-opted into the Assembly in place of Pat Doherty when the SF implemented the policy which phased out dual mandates.

Declan was first elected to Omagh District Council in 2005, holding on to a seat previously held by his late father, Barney. He was Chairman of Omagh District Council from 2010-2011 and previously held the position of chair of the Council’s Planning committee and Development committee.

Declan is a qualified Lecturer in Psychology and has taught in Omagh College and in Dean Maguirc College, Carrickmore. He is also a member of the board of Governors of two local schools and was a member of the Western Education and Library Board for 6 years.

Declan was previously employed as a Political Advisor to Pat Doherty MP and has been involved in bringing forward a number of key strategic projects in the constituency, including lobbying for the transfer of the vacated military grounds at Lisanelly for use as a shared educational campus and securing progress on the A5 dual carriageway.

He is Chairperson of Loughmacrory Community Development Association and a member of Loughmacrory GFC.

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McAleer highlights success of Rural Development Programme28 January, 2014

Single Farm Payments early payments welcomed14 January, 2014

Joe Byrne totally confused on rural strategy8 January, 2014

SDLP decide to abandon rural communities18 December, 2013

Farmers should apply early and online for Single Farm Payment27 November, 2013

Still time for farmers to register for snow clearing duty19 November, 2013

Mc Aleer calls for review of deprivation measures14 November, 2013

Sinn Féin takes part in EU discussion on Cyprus9 November, 2013

Definitive timetable needed for A514 October, 2013

Tyrone rural Development seminar a success4 October, 2013

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