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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.

Contact details

Constituency Office: 4 James Street, Omagh, BT78 1DH

Phone: 028 8225 3040

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @mc_mla

Instagram: declanmcaleer

Facebook: Declan McAleer MLA

Statements (72)

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

McAleer calls for support for Sperrins farmers impacted by landslides3 August, 2020

Suckler farmers disappointed at lack of COVID-19 support funding - McAleer16 July, 2020

Beef and sheep hill farmers need financial support - McAleer1 July, 2020

Farming and food production must play a central role in economic recovery - McAleer2 June, 2020

McAleer calls on HSE to carry out unannounced inspections at meat plants26 May, 2020

McAleer welcomes £360,000 emergency support package for aquaculture sector26 May, 2020

McAleer commends DAERA staff and farm agents25 May, 2020

£25 million agriculture and horticulture fund must be allocated fairly – McAleer24 May, 2020

McAleer urges public to continue to act within social distancing21 May, 2020

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