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Sinn Fein reveals ministerial jobs
Sinn Fein's new ministers
Sinn Fein's new ministers pictured at Stormont
Sinn Fein has identified which of its nominated officials will take up which post in the NI Assembly when it is restored on 8 May.

Conor Murphy will be the new minister for Regional Development, while Michelle Gildernew is the new minister for Agriculture.

Catriona Ruane is following in Martin McGuinness's footsteps as the new minister for education, and Gerry Kelly is taking a junior post in the Office of First and Deputy First Minister.

Mr Murphy is a former IRA prisoner who has been an MP since the last general election when he wrestled the Newry and Armagh seat away from the rival SDLP.

Ms Gildernew has been the MP for Fermanagh and South Tyrone constituency since 2001 and has been the party's agriculture spokesperson in Northern Ireland.

Mr Kelly was involved in negotiations to secure Sinn Fein support for policing in January.

We want to listen to people and learn from their experience so that we will all hit the ground running on 8 May.
Martin McGuinness
A former Maze Prison escapee, he was originally jailed for his role in the Old Bailey bombings.

Sinn Fein's chief negotiator Martin McGuinness will be the Deputy First Minister in the new executive, serving alongside the DUP's Reverend Ian Paisley as First Minister.

Martin McGuinness said Sinn Fein ministers would be meeting over the next few weeks as a ministerial team.

"We will meet with our departments and even more importantly we will meet with groups and individuals with a special interest or contribution to make in these areas," he continued.

"We want to listen to people and learn from their experience so that we will all hit the ground running on 8 May.

The nationalist SDLP announced on Tuesday that South Down Assembly member Margaret Ritchie would be its only minister on the new executive, taking charge of the Department for Social Development.

The DUP has yet to announce who its four ministers will be, while the Ulster Unionists are expected to announce later this week which of their Assembly members will take the health and the employment and learning portfolios.



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