Executive of the 4th Northern Ireland Assembly

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Executive of the 3rd Northern Ireland Assembly
3rd Executive of Northern Ireland
Incumbent
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Date formed 16 May 2011
Date dissolved 6 May 2016
People and organisations
Head of government Peter Robinson (2011–15, Oct. 2015–Jan.2016)
Arlene Foster (Sep.–Oct. 2015, Jan. 2016–)
Deputy head of government Martin McGuinness (May–Sep. 2011; Oct. 2011–)
John O'Dowd (Sep.–Oct. 2011)
Head of state Elizabeth II
No. of ministers 11
Member party DUP
Sinn Féin
UUP (2011–15)
SDLP
Alliance
Status in legislature Power–Sharing Coalition
History
Election(s) 2011 assembly election
Legislature term(s) 4th Assembly
Predecessor 2nd Executive of Northern Ireland
Successor 4th Executive of Northern Ireland
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The Third Executive (16 May 2011-6 May 2016) was, under the terms of the Northern Ireland Act 1998, a power-sharing coalition.

Following the 5 May 2011 elections to the fourth Northern Ireland Assembly the Democratic Unionist Party and Sinn Féin remained the two largest parties in the Assembly. The Assembly finished selecting an executive on Monday 16 May 2011.

3rd Executive of Northern Ireland[edit]

Office Name Term Party
First Minister Peter Robinson 2011–15 DUP
Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness 2011– Sinn Féin
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Michelle O'Neill 2011– Sinn Féin
Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure Carál Ní Chuilín 2011– Sinn Féin
Minister of Education John O'Dowd 2011– Sinn Féin
Minister for Employment and Learning Stephen Farry 2011– Alliance
Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Investment Arlene Foster 2011–15 DUP
Minister of the Environment Alex Attwood 2011–13 SDLP
Minister of Finance and Personnel Sammy Wilson 2011–13 DUP
Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety Edwin Poots 2011–14 DUP
Minister of Justice David Ford 2011– Alliance
Minister for Regional Development Danny Kennedy 2011–15 UUP
Minister for Social Development Nelson McCausland 2011–14 DUP

Changes 20 September 2011[edit]

Office Name Term Party
Deputy First Minister John O'Dowd (acting) 2011 Sinn Féin

Changes 31 October 2011[edit]

Office Name Term Party
Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness 2011– Sinn Féin

Changes 16 July 2013[edit]

Office Name Term Party
Minister of the Environment Mark H. Durkan 2013– SDLP

Changes 29 July 2013[edit]

Office Name Term Party
Minister of Finance and Personnel Simon Hamilton 2013–15 DUP

Changes 23 September 2014[edit]

Office Name Term Party
Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety Jim Wells 2014–15 DUP
Minister for Social Development Mervyn Storey 2014–15 DUP

Changes 11 May 2015[edit]

Office Name Term Party
Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety Simon Hamilton 2015 DUP
Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Investment Jonathan Bell 2015 DUP
Minister for Finance and Personnel Arlene Foster 2015– DUP

Changes 1 September 2015[edit]

Office Name Term Party
Minister for Regional Development Vacant 2015–15

Changes 10 September 2015[edit]

Office Name Term Party
First Minister Arlene Foster (acting) 2015–15 DUP
Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Investment Vacant 2015–15
Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety Vacant 2015–15
Minister for Social Development Vacant 2015–15

Changes 20 October 2015[edit]

Office Name Term Party
First Minister Peter Robinson 2015–2016 DUP
Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Investment Jonathan Bell 2015– DUP
Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety Simon Hamilton 2015– DUP
Minister for Social Development Mervyn Storey 2015–2016 DUP
Minister for Regional Development Michelle McIlveen 2015– DUP

Changes 11 January 2016[edit]

Office Name Term Party
First Minister Arlene Foster 2016– DUP

Changes 12 January 2016[edit]

Office Name Term Party
Minister for Finance Mervyn Storey 2016– DUP
Minister for Social Development Lord Morrow 2016– DUP


Junior Ministers[edit]

Junior Minister in the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister Jonathan Bell 2011–15 DUP
Michelle McIlveen 2015 DUP
Emma Pengelly 2015– DUP
Junior Minister in the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister Martina Anderson 2011–12 Sinn Féin
Jennifer McCann 2012– Sinn Féin

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