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Sunday, July 25, 2021

New Education and Economy Ministers take up their positions
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Earlier today the new ministers for Education and Economy officially took up their positions in the Northern Ireland Executive.

Affirming their pledges of office, Paul Frew replaces Diana Dodds as Economy Minister and Michelle McIlveen takes over as Education Minister from Peter Weir.

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New DUP leader Edwin Poots also previously announced Paul Givan as First Minister designated, with both the DUP and Sinn Fein now having seven days to officially nominate a First & Deputy First Minister – following the registration of Arlene Forster – and for these positions to ratified to avoid a potential snap election.

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