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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 echoes stark agriculture warning over ‘No Deal’ Brexit13 August, 2018

McAleer welcomes ‘Recharging Rural’ report30 July, 2018

Greater training and advice needed to reduce farm deaths - McAleer5 July, 2018

Brexit will have devastating impact on food and drinks processing industry - McAleer4 July, 2018

Sinn Féin engage with farmers at the Balmoral Show16 May, 2018

McAleer calls for early publication of post-Brexit agriculture framework15 May, 2018

‘Single Farm payments deadline is fast approaching’ - McAleer24 April, 2018

McAleer extends condolences after death of woman10 April, 2018

McAleer welcomes Brown Principles in Rural Needs Act4 April, 2018

McAleer commends Fire Service western wildfire initiative26 March, 2018

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