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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 (170)

McAleer welcomes review of Nitrates Action Programme1 April, 2019

'Loss of farming payment stems from DUP decision' - McAleer13 March, 2019

McAleer condemns ATM robbery15 February, 2019

McAleer urges farmers to 'Mind Your Head'13 February, 2019

Kearney welcomes PCSP Christmas engagement initiative15 December, 2018

McAleer attends Oireachtas seminar on rural communities13 December, 2018

‘Backstop most effective way to protect farmers’ - McAleer5 December, 2018

McAleer requests information on BSE18 October, 2018

Sinn Féin raise concern about the future of the Rural Development Programme9 October, 2018

McAleer slams disgraceful attack on Drumnakilly memorial30 August, 2018

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