Colm Gildernew was born into one of Tyrone’s prominent Republican families as the campaign for Civil Rights was stepping up in 1969 and has two children.
Colm is well known on the traditional music scene and is a founding member of the first Brantry Comhaltas Ceoltorí Éireann. He is also a founding member of Aghaloo Credit Union, a member of and keen follower of Achadh Lú CLG and founding member of The Brantry Area Rural Development Association.
He has previously worked as a social worker having received a first class degree in social work after many years’ run– ning his own engineering business in South Tyrone.
During his time as an MLA Colm has worked tirelessly to improve health services across the north and has played a key role in the response to the Covid 19 pandemic as Chair of the Assembly’s Health Committee.
He has also worked to improve how we recognise HSC workers and unpaid family carers.
Colm has campaigned for improved broadband, GP services and infrastructure across the South Tyrone area. He continues to press for progress on the A5 and improved maintenance for local roads in need of repair.
Latest news from Colm
Serious concerns over COVID voting advice
Sinn Féin health spokesperson Colm Gildernew has expressed his dismay at the British government’s decree that people with COVID-19 must visit a polling station to vote in the forthcoming election. Colm Gildernew said: “In England, Scotland and Wales people can arrange...
Sinn Féin support call on British government to deliver fair pay for health workers
Sinn Féin’s Colm Gildernew has backed the call on the British government to deliver fair pay for health workers. Supporting a call by leading health trade union Unison, the party’s health spokesperson said: “Sinn Féin supports the call on the British Government to...
DUP’s reckless actions will pile pressure on hard-pressed emergency health workers
Sinn Féin MLA Colm Gildernew has said that the DUP's reckless decision to withdraw from the executive and block a three year budget will only deepen the crisis within our health service. Commenting amid reports of huge pressure on the ambulance service, the Fermanagh...