Declan at a glance
Declan O’Loan is the SDLP Councillor for Ballymena. A native of Co Antrim he attended St MacNissi College, Garron Tower. Upon graduation he studied in Imperial College, University of London, and Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, where he received degrees in mathematics and education respectively. He is married to Nuala and has five sons.
Declan taught mathematics for many years, initially in England, later at Rainey Endowed School, Magherafelt, Methodist College, Belfast and St Louis Grammar School, Ballymena. He also spent three years teaching in Kenya.
Declan was MLA for North Antrim from 2007-2011. He has been a member of Ballymena Borough Council since 1993.
Declan has been a member of the SDLP for 20 years and is chairman of the Ballymena Branch.
A member of the Ballymena Citizens Advice Bureau Declan is also a past Chairman of the Ballymena District Partnership. He is a member, and former chairman, of the Ballymena Local Strategy Partnership and is treasurer of Ballymena Community Forum, a consortium of community and voluntary groups, and a member of the Community Relations Council of Northern Ireland. He is involved with the Society of St Vincent de Paul and is treasurer of its Ballymena Branch.
He is also the Honorary Consul of Romania in Northern Ireland.:: Back to People