The New Departmental Committee Chairs

The Assembly also nominated the new chairs of the various departmental committees that will have to scrutinise legislation and the work of ministers.

Executive Office- Mike Nesbitt

Department for Communities- Colum Eastwood

Department for the Economy- Conor Murphy

Department of Education- Barry McElduff

Department of Health- Paula Bradley

Department for Infrastructure- William Humphrey

Department of Justice- Paul Frew

Department of Finance- Emma Pengelly

Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs- Linda Dillon

David McCann holds a PhD in North-South relations from University of Ulster. You can follow him on twitter @dmcbfs