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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 seeks clarification on 'exceptional circumstances' for slurry spreading11 October, 2017

McAleer welcomes increase in rate of advance CAP payments5 October, 2017

Greater training and advice needed to reduce farm deaths - McAleer13 September, 2017

Sinn Féin Welcomes Review on Location of PIP Medical Assessments11 September, 2017

McAleer highlights transport safety issues in Plumbridge4 September, 2017

Sinn Féin meet officials over flooding response30 August, 2017

Sinn Féin to meet permanent secretary on flooding30 August, 2017

Sinn Féin delegation to meet with permanent secretary on flooding26 August, 2017

'Scale of Sperrins flood damage unbelievable' - McAleer24 August, 2017

McAleer requests urgent meeting with DAERA on flooding23 August, 2017

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