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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 (394)

Ní Chuilín welcomes stricter legislation to support renters21 April, 2020

Urgent intervention needed to protect homeless from COVID19 - Ní Chuilín26 March, 2020

Student accommodation providers must show rent leniency - Ní Chuilín25 March, 2020

NÍ Chuilín welcomes changes for benefit claimants to prevent COVID19 spread16 March, 2020

Coronavirus contingency plans needed for homeless - Ní Chuilín16 March, 2020

Coronavirus plans must be made for homeless - Ní Chuilín11 March, 2020

Delays in special educational needs assessments unacceptable - Ní Chuilín3 March, 2020

Ní Chuilín meets Communities Minister to discuss extending welfare protections2 March, 2020

Ní Chuilín welcomes extension of community development budgets28 February, 2020

Ní Chuilín urges Infrastructure Minsiter to raise height of railings at motorway bridges18 February, 2020

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