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Carál Ní Chuilín


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Carál Ní Chuilín is Sinn Féin Minister for Culture Arts and Leisure. One of the two Sinn Féin MLAs for North Belfast Carál has represented the party at Belfast City Council and has been Assembly spokesperson on health as social development as well as serving as Sinn Fein chief whip.

Carál is currently leading Sinn Féin's Liofa campaign which promotes the Irish language across the North and as DCAL Minister has been to the fore of some of the major sporting infrastructure projects including for GAA Soccer and Rugby.

North Belfast has some of the North's most deprived wards and Carál is known for her high profile campaigning on the local housing crisis and leisure inequalities.

She first joined the Sinn Féin council team in 2003 and was elected to the Assembly in 2007.  Carál has continued equality campaigns into her role as Minister where she has focused her departmental priorities on inclusion and tackling disadvantage.

Statements (357)

Gerry McHugh fast becoming a figure of political ridicule – Ní Chuilín1 December, 2009

Welcome for removal of MLA pay increase motion – Ní Chuilín30 November, 2009

Sinn Féin will oppose pay increase for MLA’s – Ní Chuilín25 November, 2009

McGimpsey must stop avoiding scrutiny11 November, 2009

DSD announcements can’t continue to lack substance – Ní Chuilín5 November, 2009

Review of gambling laws must ultimately protect the vulnerable24 September, 2009

Margaret Ritchie has got the money, now she needs to act – Ní Chuilín7 July, 2009

Attacks on Orange Halls must stop.6 July, 2009

Sinn Féin motion will see Assembly recalled2 July, 2009

Support for north Belfast Housing protest at Stormont30 June, 2009

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