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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.

Statements (71)

McAleer supports call to prioritise meat factory workers for COVID vaccination15 December, 2020

McAleer expresses condolences on death of Patrick O'Hagan10 December, 2020

McAleer welcomes DAERA commitment to develop walking trails24 November, 2020

Withdrawal Agreement and Irish Protocol must be implemented to protect farmers - McAleer15 October, 2020

Future supports vital to survival of farm businesses - McAleer5 October, 2020

McAleer expresses serious concern as independent review issues red status warning on DAERA’s Brexit preparation24 September, 2020

North must be included in bid for Protected Geographical Indication status for Irish beef - McAleer17 September, 2020

McAleer has welcomed the opening of the COVID-19 support scheme for farmers9 September, 2020

Farm businesses from the north should be able to continue to participate in Bord Bia quality assurance schemes - McAleer9 September, 2020

There must be a crackdown on rural crime - McAleer4 August, 2020

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