New Executive line-up is unveiled
The full list of ministers in the new Stormont executive has been revealed.
First Minister Arlene Foster nominated her DUP colleague Simon Hamilton as minister for the economy, Peter Weir as minister for education and Paul Givan as minister for the department of communities.
Alastair Ross will be a junior minister while Michelle McIlveen will be in charge of agriculture,
Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness nominated Sinn Fein’s Máirtín Ó Muilleoir as minister for finance, Michelle O’Neill as health minister and Chris Hazzard as minister for infrastructure.
Mr Weir’s appointment is particularly significant. It is the first time a unionist has held the education portfolio since the Assembly was set up in 1998.
Independent unionist Claire Sugden was appointed justice minister.
The new line-up means Jonathan Bell, Mervyn Storey and Emma Little Pengelly don’t return as DUP ministers.