Agriculture and Rural Development Minister, Michelle Gildernew, outlines maternity arrangements.
Sinn Féin Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Michelle Gildernew MP MLA, has outlined her arrangements as Minister covering her maternity leave.
Speaking today Ms Gildernew said:
"Over the period of my maternity leave I will still maintain legal authority for the ministry. I will be briefed once a week for a half a day a week by advisers who will be travelling to my private office in Loughrey and at these meetings I will also be able to sign off on any papers.
"In my absence however issues will be dealt with by a selection of substitute Sinn Féin Ministers who will be filling in on my Ministerial duties and engagements so I know the departments responsibilities re in good hands.
"All in all though I