These are the faces around the new NI Executive table …

The D’Hondt tombola has been turned and the ministries have been pulled out and names assigned by the team captains. [Ed – and the two Junior Ministers have been nominated too.]

The new NI Executive

  • First Minister – Arlene Foster (DUP)
  • Deputy First Minister – Martin McGuinness (SF)
  • Justice – Claire Sugden (Independent)
  • Economy – Simon Hamilton (DUP)
  • Finance – Máirtín Ó Muilleoir (SF)
  • Education – Peter Weir (DUP)
  • Infrastructure – Chris Hazzard (SF)
  • Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs – Michelle McIlveen (DUP)
  • Communities – Paul Givan (DUP)
  • Health – Michelle O’Neill (SF)
  • Junior Minister – Alastair Ross (DUP)
  • Junior Minister – Megan Fearon (SF)

Some facts about the new Executive

7 new ministers at the table.

The average age of this Executive is just under 41 years of age.

Emma Pengelly, Jonathan Bell, Lord Morrow & Mervyn Storey are out from the DUP team.

Michelle O’Neill is the only Sinn Fein minister to be re-appointed from the last mandate.


Alan Meban. Normally to be found blogging over at Alan in Belfast where you’ll find an irregular set of postings, weaving an intricate pattern around a diverse set of subjects. Comment on cinema, books, technology and the occasional rant about life. On Slugger, the posts will mainly be about political events and processes. Tweets as @alaninbelfast.