UTV declare that Martin McGuinness is First Minister!

Niall Ó Donnghaile pointed out earlier tonight that UTV have got a bit ahead of themselves and started to address Martin McGuinness as “First Minister”.

In an online news article about the Irish President’s visit to the Balmoral Show, they explained

The President of Ireland addressed an audience which included First Minister Martin McGuinness and Agriculture Minister Michelle Gildernew.

With Sinn Fein’s strong polling at the Westminster election – coming out as the local party with the greatest number of votes – perhaps this will be more common place after next year’s Assembly elections.

Snippet from UTV website describing Martin McGuiness as First Minister