DUP’s McIlveen is new minister for DAERA

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th May 2016 - 

New DUP Agriculture Minister Michelle McIlveen at Parliament Buildings, Stormont.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 25th May 2016 - New DUP Agriculture Minister Michelle McIlveen at Parliament Buildings, Stormont. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Strangford DUP MLA Michelle McIlveen has been appointed as the Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs.

She has been a member of the Northern Ireland Assembly since 2007 and is a previous Minister of Regional Development.

Ms McIlveen takes over from the previous Sinn Fein Minister Michelle O’Neill who has taken up the health portfolio.