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Ministers and their departments

  • Rt. Hon Peter D Robinson MLA
    Office of the First Minis
    ter & Deputy First Minister

    Responsible for:

    • support for the Executive and liaison with the Assembly
    • North-South Ministerial Council
    • Civic Forum and UK Departments
    • improving investment in infrastructure
    • British-Irish Council
    • international relations
    • children and young people
    • victims and survivors
    • sustainable development
    • Maze/Long Kesh Regeneration
    • Review of Public Administration
    • Information Service
    • emergency planning
    • the Statutory Publications Office
    • tackling poverty and social exclusion
    • Programme for Government and the Executive’s economic policies
    • promoting and monitoring implementation of equality of opportunity/good relations

    Contact details

    Stormont Castle,
    Stormont Estate,
    Belfast,
    BT4 3TT
    Telephone: 028 9052 8400
    Email: ps.ministers@ofmdfmni.gov.uk
  • Martin McGuinness MLA
    Office of the First Minister & Deputy First Minister

    Responsible for:

    • support for the Executive and liaison with the Assembly
    • North-South Ministerial Council
    • Civic Forum and UK Departments
    • improving investment in infrastructure
    • British-Irish Council
    • international relations
    • children and young people
    • victims and survivors
    • sustainable development
    • Maze/Long Kesh Regeneration
    • Review of Public Administration
    • Information Service
    • emergency planning
    • the Statutory Publications Office
    • tackling poverty and social exclusion
    • Programme for Government and the Executive’s economic policies
    • promoting and monitoring implementation of equality of opportunity/good relations

    Contact details

    Stormont Castle,
    Stormont Estate,
    Belfast,
    BT4 3TT
    Telephone: 028 9052 8400
    Email: ps.ministers@ofmdfmni.gov.uk
  • Jonathan Bell MLA
    Office of the First Minister & Deputy First Minister

    Junior Minister Jonathan Bell assists the First & Deputy First Ministers in carrying out the work of their department. He is jointly accountable to the First Minister and deputy First Minister.

    Contact details

    Stormont Castle,
    Stormont Estate,
    Belfast,
    BT4 3TT
    Telephone: 028 9052 8400
    Email: ps.ministers@ofmdfmni.gov.uk
  • Jennifer McCann MLA
    Office of the First Minister & Deputy First Minister

    Junior Minister Jennifer McCann assists the First & Deputy First Ministers in carrying out the work of their department. She is jointly accountable to the First Minister and deputy First Minister.

    Contact details

    Stormont Castle,
    Stormont Estate,
    Bel
    fast,
    BT4 3TT
    Telephone: 028 9052 8400
    Email:
    ps.ministers@ofmdfmni.gov.uk
  • Minister Simon Hamilton

    Simon Hamilton MLA
    Department of Finance & Personnel

    Responsible for:

    • finance
    • personnel
    • Civil Law Reform Division
    • Land Registers
    • General Registers Office & Building Regulations
    • central procurement
    • Land & Property Services Agency
    • civil service accommodation
    • legal Services
    • Official Statistics Northern Ireland
    • NI Statistics & Research Agency (NISRA)

    Contact details

    Craigantlet Buildings,
    Stoney Road,
    Belfast,
    BT4 3SX
    Telephone: 028 9052 9140
    Email: private.office@dfpni.gov.uk
  • John O'Dowd MLA
    Department of Education


    Responsible for:

    • schools funding and administrations
    • pre-school, primary, post-primary and special education
    • the promotion of community relations within and between schools
    • teacher education and salaries and school planning and provision
    • the youth service

    Contact details

    Rathgael House,
    Balloo Road,
    Rathgill,
    Bangor,
    BT19 7PR
    Telephone: 028 9127 9279
  • Arlene Foster MLA
    Department of Enterprise, Trade & Investment

    Responsible for:

    • economic development policy, including business development, energy, telecoms, tourism
    • economic advice & research; research and statistics services
    • health and safety at work
    • social economy
    • mineral development
    • Geological survey of NI
    • Invest NI
    • Intertrade Ireland and Tourism Ireland
    • Health and Safety Executive for NI
    • NI Tourist Board
    • the Consumer Council for NI
    • business regulation, including company law/registry, insolvency service, consumer affairs, trading standards

    Contact details

    Netherleigh House,
    Massey Avenue,
    Belfast,
    BT4 2JP
    Telephone: 028 9052 9900
  • Edwin Poots MLA
    Department of Health, Social Services & Public Safety

    Responsible for:

    • public health
    • family practitioner services
    • elderly and community care
    • child care and child protection
    • family policy
    • mental health
    • learning disability
    • physical and sensory disability
    • provision of hospital services and clinics
    • accident and emergency services
    • public safety
    • ambulance and fire and rescue services
    • primary care services and community health and personal social services

    Contact details

    Castle Buildings,
    Stormont,
    Belfast,
    BT4 3SJ
    Telephone: 028 9052 0500
    Email: private.office@dhsspsni.gov.uk
  • Nelson McCausland MLA
    Department for Social Development

    Responsible for:

    • housing programmes
    • Social Security Agency
    • support for the voluntary and community sector
    • social and charities policy and legislation
    • urban regeneration policy, strategy and programmes
    • Child Support Agency
    • Charities Advisory Committee
    • Office of the Social Fund Commissioner
    • Northern Ireland Housing Executive
    • Disability Living Allowance Advisory Board for Northern Ireland
    • Rent Assessment Officer

    Contact details

    Lighthouse Building,
    1 Cromac Place,
    Gasworks Business Park,
    Ormeau Road
    Belfast,
    BT7 2JB
    Telephone: 028 9082 9000
    Email: Private.Office@dsdni.gov.uk
  • Dr Stephen Farry MLA
    Department for Employment and Learning

    Responsible for:

    • higher education
    • further education
    • vocational training
    • employment services
    • employment law and labour relations
    • sudent support and postgraduate awards
    • careers advice and guidance
    • skills strategy
    • STEM Strategy

    Contact details

    Adelaide House,
    39-49 Adelaide Street,
    Belfast,
    BT2 8FD
    Telephone: 028 9025 7777
  • David Ford MLA
    Department of Justice

    Responsible for:

    • providing resources and a legislative framework for its agencies and arms length bodies
    • ensuring there is a fair and effective justice system
    • increasing public confidence
    • tackling avoidable delay within the criminal justice system
    • reducing re-offending and managing offenders
    • addressing the needs of victims and witnesses
    • building safer communities
    • DOJ agencies, including the Northern Ireland Prison Service, Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service, Compensation Agency, Forensic Science Agency and the Youth Justice Agency

    Contact details

    Block B,
    Castle Buildings,
    Stormont,
    Belfast
    BT4 3SR
    Telephone: 028 9076 3000
  • Portrait of Environment Minister Mark H Durkan

    Mark H. Durkan MLA
    Department of the Environment

    Responsible for:

    • planning control
    • environment and heritage
    • protection of the countryside
    • waste management
    • pollution control
    • wildlife protection
    • local government
    • local government reform
    • mineral resources (planning aspects)
    • driver and vehicle testing and licensing
    • road safety
    • transport licensing and enforcement

    Contact details

    Clarence Court
    10-18 Adelaide Street
    Town Parks
    Belfast
    BT2 8GB
    Telephone: 028 9054 0540
    Email: private.office@doeni.gov.uk
  • Carál Ní Chuilín MLA
    Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure

    Responsible for:

    • arts and creativity
    • sport and leisure
    • inland fisheries
    • inland waterways
    • public libraries and museums
    • language diversity
    • Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
    • advising on National Lottery policy

    Contact details

    Causeway Exchange,
    1-7 Bedford Street,
    Belfast,
    BT2 7EG
    Telephone: 028 9025 8825
    Email: private.office@dcalni.gov.uk
  • Danny Kennedy MLA
    Department for Regional Development

    Responsible for:

    • strategic planning
    • transportation strategy
    • ports and public transport
    • roads and water policy
    • providing and maintaining roads
    • water and sewerage services

    Contact details

    Clarence Court,
    10-18 Adelaide Street,
    Belfast,
    BT2 8GB
    Telephone: 028 9054 0540
  • Michelle O'Neill MLA
    Department of Agriculture & Rural Development

    Responsible for:

    • food: farming and agri-environment policy
    • agri-food development
    • rural payments and inspection
    • veterinary matters
    • rural development
    • forestry
    • sea fisheries and rivers

    Contact details

    Dundonald House,
    Upper Newtownards Road,
    Belfast,
    BT4 3SB
    Telephone: 028 9052 0100
    Email: private.office@dardni.gov.uk