SDLP MLA Colum Eastwood has married long term partner Rachael Parkes.
After more than seven years as a couple, the pair exchanged vows at lunchtime today during a service at St Mary’s Church, Ballybrack in Moville, Co Donegal.
The newlyweds were later joined by family and friends at a reception celebration in the Red Door restaurant in Fahan, Co Donegal.
“This is a fantastic day for us both and it is great to have all of our family and friends around to mark this very special occasion,” the Foyle MLA said after the nuptials.
The new Mrs Eastwood is a native of Coleraine but has lived in Derry for more than 12 years. She recently took over the Grand Central Bar in Derry and turned the fortunes of the old establishment around.
Mr and Mrs Eastwood will enjoy Christmas at home with their families following their wedding celebrations.