North coast faces in the newly restored NI Assembly ministerial cabinet

The Northern Ireland Assembly is back up and running after two years, and a number of north coast faces are playing key roles.

North Antrim Ulster Unionist MLA Robin Swann returns to the position of Health Minister while former Dalriada School Ballymoney pupil, Gordon Lyons of the DUP takes on the Department for Communities roles.

East Derry Sinn Fein MLA Dr Caoimhe Archibald becomes Minister for Finance.

The return to a working government in Northern Ireland took place on Saturday, February 3, with Sinn Fein’s Michelle O’Neill making history by becoming the first nationalist First Minister, while the DUP’s Emma Little-Pengelly took up the role as Deputy First Minister