Executive of the 5th Northern Ireland Assembly
|Executive of the 5th Northern Ireland Assembly|
|4th Executive of Northern Ireland|
|Date formed||26 May 2016|
|Date dissolved||16 January 2017|
|People and organisations|
|Head of state||Elizabeth II|
|Head of government||Arlene Foster|
|Deputy head of government||Martin McGuinness|
|No. of ministers||10|
|Status in legislature||Power–Sharing Coalition|
|Election(s)||2016 assembly election|
|Legislature term(s)||5th Assembly|
|Predecessor||Executive of the 4th Assembly|
|Successor||Executive of the 6th Assembly|
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politics and government of
Following the 6 May 2016 elections to the fifth Northern Ireland Assembly, the Democratic Unionist Party and Sinn Féin remained the two largest parties in the Assembly.
Notably for the first time in the assembly's history, parties entitled to seats on the executive could instead opt to go into formal opposition. The UUP, SDLP and Alliance all took up this option, leaving the DUP and Sinn Féin to form a government.
The 4th Northern Ireland Executive was formed on 25 May 2016. It lasted less than a year, and collapsed on 16 January 2017 following the resignation of deputy First Minister McGuinness in protest at the Renewable Heat Incentive scandal.
4th Executive of Northern Ireland
|First Minister||Arlene Foster||2016–2017||DUP|
|Deputy First Minister||Martin McGuinness||2016–2017||Sinn Féin|
|Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs||Michelle McIlveen||2016–2017||DUP|
|Minister for Communities||Paul Givan||2016–2017||DUP|
|Minister of Education||Peter Weir||2016–2017||DUP|
|Minister for the Economy||Simon Hamilton||2016–2017||DUP|
|Minister of Finance||Máirtín Ó Muilleoir||2016–2017||Sinn Féin|
|Minister of Health||Michelle O'Neill||2016–2017||Sinn Féin|
|Minister for Infrastructure||Chris Hazzard||2016–2017||Sinn Féin|
|Minister of Justice||Claire Sugden||2016–2017||Independent Unionist|
- "Stormont crisis: Deadline passes for future of executive". BBC News. 16 January 2017.