The justice department is regarded as a particularly sensitive portfolio within the Northern Ireland executive, with a wide-ranging remit that includes policing legislation, the courts service and prisons.
What makes a reader? Good teachers who break the difficult code of turning symbols on a page into sense, stories and enjoyment; interested and engaged parents, exemplars by reading themselves – and time.
The UK's Conservative government which held office from 2017 stumbled from one crisis to another under the leadership of first Theresa May and then Boris Johnson, and was widely regarded as among the most inept in Westminster history.
IN much the same way that anyone who argues that Arlene Foster is a great natural politician immediately identifies themselves as a dunce, it's a truism that Stormont has long looked like a poor imitation of a real, proper legislature.